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Not Bad Intelligence; An Orchestrated Effort

It was not bad intelligence. It was an orchestrated effort. It began before the war and it continues to this day.

The United States (and UK) conducted a strategic influence [i.e. propaganda] campaign that:

* distorted perceptions of the situation both before and during the conflict.

* caused misdirection of portions of the military operation.

* was irresponsible in many ways.

* may have been illegal in some ways.

* cost big bucks [$200 million so far].

* will be even more serious in the future.

There is more to come. Distortions continue. Major players are working on ways to do it “better” in future conflicts. We have reason to be concerned.

Clearly, some in the government believe the people of the United States and the United Kingdom will come to a wrong decision if they are the given truth. We probably have taken “Information Warfare” too far. We allowed strategic psychological operations to become part of public affairs.

You have been reading excerpts from an interview with Sam Gardiner, Colonel, USAF (Retired). For the complete text see this page: informationclearinghouse.info/article9240.htm. And be sure to visit informationclearinghouse.info often for real news.

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