10 May '12, 1am

Amendment puts spotlight on Pentagon propaganda

http://www.armytimes.com/news/2012/05/gannett-amendment-puts-spotlight-pentagon-propaganda-050912/ Amendment puts spotlight on Pentagon propaganda By Gregory Korte - USA Today Posted : Wednesday May 9, 2012 21:05:34 EDT WASHINGTON — A member of the House Armed Services Committee threatened an amendment to block funding for Pentagon propaganda efforts Wednesday, citing USA Today reports questioning their efficacy and management. Rep. Hank Johnson, D-Ga., called the information operations program a “fiasco” and said contracts with the largest propaganda contractor, Los Angeles-based Leonie Industries, should be immediately suspended. Previous coverage Fake sites target reporter, editor covering DoD (April 19) DoD urged to investigate info ops, contractor (March 2) A dubious, costly effort to win hearts and minds (Feb. 29) Johnson also called for an investigation into reprisa...

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