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Not Bad Intelligence -- An Orchestrated Effort

A retired USAF Colonel describes how your government spent hundreds of millions of dollars -- not on gathering intelligence but on a marketing campaign -- to convince you to support a war they had already decided to fight!

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

The US and the UK conducted a strategic influence campaign that:

* distorted perceptions of the situation.

* caused misdirection of portions of the military operation.

* was irresponsible in many ways.

* may have been illegal in some ways.

* cost big bucks.

* will be even more serious in the future.

There is more to come. Major players are working on ways to do it “better” in future conflicts. Some in the government believe the people of the United States and the United Kingdom will come to a wrong decision if they are given the truth.

We 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. Thanks to informationclearinghouse.info for this and much more.

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