Saturday, October 24, 2015

No bombshells in new batch of WikiLeaks emails

Rudy Takala,

Image from article, with caption: The documents, which were dated Nov. 7, 1998, pertained to U.S. policy 

Two more documents and a list of email addresses from CIA Director John Brennan's personal email account were released by WikiLeaks on Thursday. ...
In the new release, Brennan provided additional advice on topics such communication in the region. He complained that the U.S. public affairs officer in Kabul "relayed that 95 percent of public diplomacy in Afghanistan is in the form of press releases," which, he said were "largely ineffective in a mostly illiterate society."
"The USG must adjust expectations for its efforts in Afghanistan and Pakistan and gain long-term public support," Brennan wrote. "The in-coming President should initiate a media campaign to communicate his vision of USG efforts in the region." ...

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