Pentagon Overseas Website PR Program Under Scrutiny

by Sabrina I. Pacifici on December 29, 2005

LA Times (reg. req’d), Pentagon Calls Its Pro-U.S. Websites Legal: “U.S. military websites that pay journalists to write articles and commentary supporting military activities in Europe and Africa do not violate U.S. law or Pentagon policies, a review by the Pentagon’s chief investigator has concluded. But a senior Defense Department official said this week that the websites could still be shut down to avoid the appearance of impropriety.”
Related references:

  • International Public Information (IPI), Presidential Decision Directive PDD 68, 30 April 1999
  • CNN, February 5, 2005 – Pentagon sites: Journalism or propaganda?
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