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> Date: Tue, 26 Feb 2002 10:35:11 -0000
> From: Vincent Campbell <email@example.com>
> Subject: RE: Rumsfeld Says He May Drop New Office of Influence
> The fact this "new" office got reported in the New York Times is reason
> enough to disband it- how rubbish is a secret information warfare unit if it
> gets in the press before it gets going?!
> Of course this kind of thing already exists, and has done for years and
> years. Philip Knightly's book 'The First Casualty' offers a great
> historical sweep (recently updated to include Kosovo) of this kind of thing.
Sun Tzu advocated it many years ago (intelligence and dis-information), and
in the UK MI5/6 (can't remember which) didn't exist despite people knowing
its address, until recently.
Remember the old joke:
"How do you know a politician is lying?"
"His lips are moving."
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