Now, how did I know this? I didn't glean this information from official sources. Rather, I got this from Gulliver's post in Ink Spots (Taches d'huile, as the site's URL states, which is an allusion to David Galula's concept of "oil spots" in counterinsurgency).
Milblogs--source of all credible military analysis. Right?
Focus: I've seen a bunch of cases of credible military information coming out in media outlets (particularly blogs) before it comes through command channels. Without breaking operational security, how many times have you noticed this?