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uried among the 92,000 classified documents released Sunday by WikiLeaks is some intriguing evidence that the U.S. military in Afghanistan has adopted a PR strategy that got it into trouble in Iraq: paying local media outlets to run friendly stories.
Several reports from Army psychological operations units and provincial reconstruction teams (also known as PRTs, civilian-military hybrids tasked with rebuilding Afghanistan) show that local Afghan radio stations were under contract to air content produced by the United States. Other reports show U.S. military personnel apparently referring to
Originally posted by bruxfinn
What's wrong with giving them a little money to do a story that will encourage people to do things that won't get them killed?
War is still war and all the negative feelings in the world toward the ISAF operation in Afghanistan isn't going to diminish the killing power of an American made M16 rifle round.
I don't see anything wrong with spending money to keep people from making this war some of their business because it is not.