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Pentagon Spokesman Answers Twitter Questions

George Little

Pentagon Press Secretary George Little took questions Monday; not from journalists, but from Twitter users.

According to AFPS, Little answered questions from hundreds of users on topics ranging from Syria, Iran cybersecurity and Pentagon energy savings initiatives.

Little said fielding the questions was a challenge and needed help to manage the questions, but added that he chose the questions.

Sharon Burke, assistant defense secretary for operational energy plans and programs, joined the conversation after several users asked questions on the Pentagon’s energy conservation efforts.

“There were several good questions,” Little said to AFPS. “They varied widely, but I certainly after this experience see the power of this format.

“On certain issues you can connect people to other organizations. You can address very briefly a national security issue, and you can dialogue directly with people without filters.”

Little told AFPS he may participate in more Twitter town halls.

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