Cuts to DOD's Strategic Communication Efforts Raise Questions

By Sebastian Sprenger / November 29, 2007 at 5:00 AM
After congressional appropriators declined funding for it in fiscal year 2008, questions remain about the fate of the Pentagon's strategic communication program. The goal of strategic communication is to "understand and engage" key audiences worldwide in attempt to "advance national interests and objectives through the use of coordinated information, themes, plans, programs and actions synchronized with other elements of national power," according to February 2007 Defense Department budget documents. In February, DOD official requested $3 million to pay for the...

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