Front page of The Mail on Sunday today reports that troops in the Gulf have been banned from phoning and e-mailing home without official approval (mobile phones have been confiscated). Seems the Chiefs want to put a stop to all the reports of deficiencies in gear and conditions as they will damage morale and may make the US Military lose confidence in us. If the British newspapers no longer have access to complaints and mutterings from the Gulf direct, do we expect that this site will beome a source of quotes for the ever hungry press pack? I am a civvy and against this whole invasion, yet If General Sir Mike Jackson wants his troops to get a grip and sort it out..I guess that affects us here does it not? I would think Arrse need to make an actual decision on this one. Throughout this conflict are we going to be happy for information about conditions and events to be posted here, when the Army bosses don't want that information in the public domain? Thoughts?