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ID:

364

Date:

2009-02-05

Headline:

AP Impact: Pentagon boosts spending on PR

Reporter's name:

Chris Tomlinson

Delay/denial:

No

Lawsuit:

No

Fees:

No

Media outlet:

Associated Press

City:

Washington, DC

Summary:

The Associated Press used FOIA and other resources to obtain over 100,000 pages of documents in several budgets, which revealed increases since 2003 in budget and staff for public-relations efforts by the Department of Defense. The report of sharp increases in spending on recruitment, advertising, and public relations coincides with Pentagon audits which found that some communications ran afoul of laws limiting military outreach to domestic audiences.

Keywords:

DOD, public affairs, public relations, military, propaganda, investigation

URL:

http://www.talkingpointsmemo.com/news/2009/02/ap_impact_pentagon_boosts_spending_on_pr.php


Agencies:

DOD

States:

DC

Categories:

Iraq
military


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