Global Information War in the Works?
Friday, December 13, 2002
Last year, Secretary of State Donald Rumsfeld unveiled a plan to create an Office of Strategic Influence-the purpose of which was to create and disseminate disinformation. Rumsfeld sidestepped the onslaught of criticism he received by claiming it was all a big misunderstanding and that the idea had been scrapped. But L.A. Times military analyst and critic Bill Arkin recently wrote that the Office of Strategic Influence was not dead. Brooke speaks with Bill Arkin.