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US: The Pentagon and disinformation

There was general agreement among WAISers with my comment that the Pentagon disinformation plan made me uneasy. General Sullivan said: "Ronald, I agree with you. I couldn't believe the Pentagon put out a story like this. If you're going to do something like this to confuse your adversaries you certainly don't divulge the plan. It will lessen the US credibility around the world. I hope the story gets retracted or corrected post haste!"

However, Tim Brown disagreed: "While the US is the only country constantly criticized for allegedly engaging in such practices, I served in eleven countries and have worked or concentrated on a dozen more at one time or another, and every single one of them, without exception, was a master of disinformation when it served its interest".

My comment: I did not know that the US was constantly criticized for allegedly spreading disinformation. If so, we must work to correct that.

Ronald Hilton - 2/20/02