Wednesday, December 14, 2005
The PsyWar's British Connections
David Pallister in the Gruadnia:
Britons named in US 'good news' furore
· Iraqi newspapers paid to run pro-American articles
· Ex-military intelligence man central to covert plan
A former British military intelligence officer and an expert in psychological warfare has emerged as a crucial strategist in the Pentagon's covert operation to pay Iraqi newspapers and journalists for publishing "good news" stories about the coalition's reconstruction efforts. Andrew Garfield, whose work in the Intelligence Corps from 1979 to 1990 included postings in Northern Ireland, has the title of senior director of insight and influence at the Washington-based Lincoln Group.
The other Briton is:
Lincoln's senior executive, Christian Bailey, who left Oxford University in 1995 with a degree in economics and management
and no military experience.
Supposedly, the $100M contract was awarded without WH knowledge.
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