U.S. opens PR counteroffensive against Taliban

The U.S. military in Afghanistan is launching a strategic communications counteroffensive against the Taliban. It plans to remove Taliban-backed Web sites and hand out radios to Afghanis so thy will tune into Coalition stations. Military officials have also discovered an effective, if simple weapon in the PR battle—commenting first. “[Taliban] claims are almost always exaggerated … But because they arrive first … they take on the currency of truth among a populace that receiv…

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