By MARK MAZZETTI and ERIC SCHMITT, New York Times
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[T]he State Department is poised to expand its long-faltering campaign to counter the Islamic State’s propaganda machine, and one of the candidates being considered to lead the effort is Michael D. Lumpkin [see], a retired member of the Navy SEALs who is the Pentagon’s top Special Operations policy official.
The effort to overhaul the agency responsible for countering Islamic State messaging, the Center for Strategic Counterterrorism Communications, could draw on Mr. Lumpkin’s understanding of covert operations to improve the State Department’s efforts. ...