Friday, December 03, 2004

In October a Marine spokesman told CNN that troops in Fallujah had "crossed the line of departure." CNN was soon reporting that the Fallujah campaign had begun, but the offensive was still three weeks away. It turns out that the announcement was an elaborate psychological operation to dupe insurgents and give U.S. commanders a sense of how guerrillas would react when the siege began. Bob talks to military analyst Bill Arkin about the risks of letting psy-ops permeate public relations. ARTIST: Ben Allison TRACK: Riding the Nuclear Tiger ALBUM: Riding the Nuclear Tiger LABEL: Palmetto

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