” A $400 million Pentagon psychological warfare operation includes plans to place pro-American messages in foreign media outlets without disclosing the U.S. government as the source, USAToday reported on Wednesday.”
“Citing one of the military officials in charge of the program, the newspaper said the media campaign was being designed to counter terrorist ideology and sway foreign audiences to support U.S. policies.
The newspaper said the three companies handling the campaign include the Lincoln Group, a company under investigation by the Pentagon for paying Iraqi newspapers to run pro-U.S. stories.”
Fascinating this. Not altogether surprising, I have to say. But could this very story have been planted in the media by the Pentagon?
Reuters: Pentagon aims US messages for foreign media-report »