Real or PhotoShop?

A leaked Army operational security brief appears to show Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton and former CIA Director David Petraeus listed as two key examples of potential insider threats. [more]

C’mon, c’mon, be real. Pleeease !

(What? Yeah, I can see/imagine a few reasons why it’s not real, but I want to believe. It’s sooo much funnier if true.)

Well, I’ll be darned! It’s real.

Maj. Thomas Campbell, a U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command spokesman, confirmed that the photo showed a real training slide that was developed 18 months ago and used locally to teach best practices for handling classified information and maintaining operational security. The training slide has since been removed, he said.

“As is common with Army training requirements, the local unit was given latitude to develop their own training products to accomplish the overall training objective. This particular presentation had not been reviewed or approved by the unit’s leadership, and does not reflect the position of the Army,” Campbell said. [story]

Too bad about the career of whoever was involved, though.


  1. dick, not quite dead white guy
    Posted August 22, 2016 at 10:15 am |

    Watermark in pic: USAWTFM
    United States Army What The Fuck, Man?

  2. DougM (quiet, keeps to himself, kind of a loner, nobody thought he’d do anything like this)
    Posted August 22, 2016 at 10:47 am |

    ^ Yeah, that’s one.
    I’m goin’ full-Prog, here — since I want it to be true, it is.

  3. dick, not quite dead white guy
    Posted August 23, 2016 at 7:38 pm |

    It’s a doggone shame even the US Army has to tiptoe around the truth for the sake of PC or steppin’ on VIP toes.

    What ever happened to realistic training?

    Yannow, the old axiom “We will fight the way we train” doesn’t bode well in this case’s final disposition.