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Pentagon debate rages over 'information operations' in Iraq

Amid a debate over the use of misinformation by the U.S. military, the Pentagon says it is investigating an October incident in which a Marine spokesman gave CNN misleading information about an attack on the Iraqi city of Falluja. In an October 14 interview from Iraq, 1st Lt. Lyle Gilbert announced that a major U.S. military operation was under way in Falluja — three weeks before the offensive that eventually recaptured the city began. A senior Pentagon official told CNN that Gilbert’s remarks were “technically true but misleading.” It was an attempt to get CNN “to report something not true,” the official said.Full Story

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