DOD Shifts Information Focus from Afghanistan to Iraq

Posted September 22, 2014 at 5:15am

Stars and Stripes reports that “as the Obama administration seeks to win support for a coalition campaign against Islamic State militants in Iraq and Syria, the White House and the Defense Department public relations shops have gone into overdrive.”  

“In recent weeks, the military has released near daily tallies of airstrikes in Iraq, often detailing how many targets were hit and what type of vehicle was destroyed. Those reports have frequently been pushed out again by the Defense Department and the National Security Council.”  

“It’s a level of detail that has conspicuously vanished from public reporting on America’s other war: Afghanistan.”