Stategic Influence - One Way or Another
Last year Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld disbanded the Pentagon's Office of Strategic Influence when it became known that the office was considering plans to provide false news items to unwitting foreign journalists to influence policymakers and public sentiment abroad.
"But a couple of months ago, the Pentagon quietly awarded a $300,000 contract to SAIC, a major defense consultant, to study how the Defense Department could design an "effective strategic influence" campaign to combat global terror, according to an internal Pentagon document.
"Sound familiar?" (from the NY Times)