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Video Here's a New Take on Social Media...
June 3, 2009
VIEW: A U.S. scout in Afghanistan watches the enemy on YouTube attacking American units right around the base where they sit.
The Taliban have vans with mobile editing rooms to make these propaganda and training videos; they then distribute them online and on DVDs. And as you'll see -- U.S. soldiers learn a lot from the clips.
Produced by Elizabeth Rubin, a New York Times Magazine contributing writer, she spent much of fall '07 with Battle Company, the U.S. 173rd Airborne Brigade, in northeastern Afghanistan -- and brought along her video camera.
Here's more of Rubin's videos and reporting -- part of our new Digital Nation project.