US soldiers are using social networks to keep tabs on the battlefield in Afghanistan, with the use of an open-source program known as “Operation Sinkhole” showing the troops are using the internet to stay in touch with each other.
The operation, run by the US Army Times and the US Department of Defense, has been used for more than a decade, with soldiers using social networking sites such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn to stay up-to-date on the war in the war-torn country.
Operation Sinkholes website states that the military uses its “open source social media tool” to keep a close eye on the “tense and dangerous” situation in Afghanistan.
The website notes that “Operation sinkhole” is a “non-profit project of the US Defense Department that provides information and intelligence to the public in the US about US military operations and activities in Afghanistan.”
The US military has a number of operations in Afghanistan that are not publicly accessible on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and LinkedIn.
The mission of the operation is to provide “real-time and real-time updates on US operations in support of the coalition partners, to provide real-world analysis and insight on US military actions, and to provide an operational environment for our partners to deploy and operate in the area,” according to the website.
The US government is using the website to help the public “understand what is going on in Afghanistan,” and that “the public can also share their experiences and views with the coalition.”
It also offers “exclusive insights and insights from US soldiers,” according the US government website.
A spokesperson for the US Public Affairs office for the Department of Defence, which manages the website, told Independent the mission of Operation SINKHOLDER was to “provide real-space for the public to share their stories and concerns with coalition partners and help them plan their missions in Afghanistan and the wider region.”
The spokesperson said that “operational plans, timelines, and details for operations and operations related to the Operation SINGLE-DELTA initiative are available on the website.”
A spokesperson at the Pentagon said the use by the military of Facebook and other social media was “standard operating procedure” and that the “US Department of defense does not disclose military operations, operations plans or other operational information about US activities in Iraq and Afghanistan to the general public.”
The official said “Operation Singleton” was “the first time that the Department has deployed an open source social networking platform to Afghanistan.”
It is not clear how the US troops in Afghanistan are using Facebook or other social networks.
The spokesperson did not answer questions from Independent about whether the soldiers in Afghanistan had been using the Facebook app, but the spokesman said “operations are tracked by our Facebook team and can be accessed via a variety of platforms, including mobile phones, computers, tablets and tablets with the US Facebook app.”
Operation Sinkinghole is an open sourced project by the Department that has been using since 2006, according to The US Department.
The Pentagon has used social networking platforms for several years to monitor and control the war effort in Afghanistan to avoid civilian casualties, but it has not had a direct involvement in operations.
It has also been known to have “disrupted” operations by using social network sites to interfere with the military’s efforts to “coordinate operations and execute missions” and “providing intelligence to our allies and partners,” according a report by the New York Times.
The official added that “we are not in a position to share operational details with the public.”
A number of other US military and government agencies are using open source software and technology to keep an eye on their operations in the Middle East.
The Department of Homeland Security and the Department to monitor the security of US citizens in the country have been using open-sourced software such as OpenDNS.
The FBI, which has been at war in Syria for nearly a year, is using open sources to monitor potential threats.
And the Department and the Defense Department are using an open tool, known as Pyscho, that allows them to monitor their networks.
However, these open sources are not open to the media.
They do not provide the same level of transparency and accountability as official US government information sources such as the Pentagon’s website.
Operation Singleton is the first time the Department used a social media platform to keep track of its operations in Iraq.
The “war in Afghanistan” has been going on for nearly seven years, and the war has displaced more than 11 million people.
It is a conflict that has claimed more than 1,200,000 lives, according the UN.