Ed Pilkington in New York
US soldier Colby Buzzell, whose account of fighting in Iraq's Sunni triangle has won the 'Blooker prize' for best book that began as a blog on the Internet. Photograph: Reuters
Iraq veteran wins blog prize as US military cuts web access
Yesterday the defence department went further and announced it was blocking access "worldwide" to 13 communal websites, including YouTube and MySpace from military computers and networks. General BB Bell said the move was to protect operations from the drain on computer capacity caused by soldiers downloading videos on these sites.