Monday, June 1, 2009

US Military Broadcasting from Afghanistan on YouTube

The United States Forces-Afghanistan recently launched its very own YouTube channel, where it's posting behind-the-scenes videos from American soldiers stationed there. They've already posted over a dozen videos on a wide range of different topics. So far, you can see what it's like to patrol with the Afghan National Police, learn about new classrooms being built in Afghanistan, listen to US Secretary of Defense Robert Gates talk candidly with troops, or watch a drug bust go down of more than 100 tons of narcotics.

The US Forces-Afghanistan invites any service member to contribute videos to the YouTube channel.

Col. Gregory Julian, public affairs officer for U.S. Forces-Afghanistan, said to the Associated Press that the military realizes that "there's an entire audience segment that seeks its news from alternative means outside traditional news sources, and we want to make sure we're engaging them as well."


Anonymous said...

GREAT!! It is about time that the US Army and US Forces in Afghanistan showed the world that it is apart of the 21st Century and not lagging behind but like the Army transformation, has upgraded. This way USFORA can show the world what is REALLY going on. HOOAH!!

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