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U.S. Placing Stories in Iraq Media

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U.S. Placing Stories in Iraq Media

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U.S. Placing Stories in Iraq Media

U.S. Placing Stories in Iraq Media

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As part of an information offensive in Iraq, the U.S. military reportedly paid Iraqi newspapers to plant favorable stories about its efforts to rebuild the country. The reporter who broke the story discusses the controversial policy.

Guest:

Mark Mazetti, defense correspondent for the Los Angeles Times; co-wrote the story "U.S. Military Covertly Pays to Run Stories in Iraqi Press"

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