It reads a bit like a brewing mutiny. Writing mostly under pen names, the tribe of former and current service members behind the satirical Duffel Blog regularly lampoons military leaders, blasts the bureaucracy and mocks policy.
You might think the Pentagon — zealous about message control — would be scrambling to unmask the scribes and shut down a site that has managed to find humor even in taboo subjects such as the force’s suicide epidemic, the sexual assault crisis and the psychiatric wounds of combat.
Sample headline: “Anthony Weiner Selected As Air Force Sexual Assault Prevention Chief.”
The brass seems to be laughing along, for the most part, as the once-obscure site has become a widely read guilty pleasure at the Pentagon and at military bases around the country and the world.
It’s nice to see our friends at The Duffel Blog getting some love from the WaPo.