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The Defense Department’s Media War Plan for Iraq

Iraq: The Media War Plan, National Security Archive Electronic Briefing Book No. 219, Edited by Joyce Battle, May 8, 2007.

In January 2003 Defense Department planners recommended the creation of a “Rapid Reaction Media Team” to serve as a bridge between Iraq’s formerly state-controlled news outlets and an “Iraqi Free Media” network, according to a White Paper and PowerPoint slides that were obtained through the Freedom of Information Act….

American, British, and Iraqi media experts would be hand-picked to provide “approved USG information” for the Iraqi public, while an ensuing “strategic information campaign” would be part of a “likely 1-2 years . . . transition” to a representative government.

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Information Operations Roadmap

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