EDITORIAL: The use of contrived soldiers' letters isn't a solid PR plan to combat anti-war sentiment in the US

USA Today reported that identical letters, signed by different soldiers within the same unit in Iraq, have appeared in at least 11 papers, and it has been revealed that a battalion commander was responsible for penning the missive. The letters describe positive strides being made in the aftermath of war, in spite of media coverage that has painted a comparatively bleak picture and declining public support for US efforts in that country.

by Julia Hood

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