Not A Psy-Ops Scandal After All?
Was Rolling Stone's psy-ops exclusive a "cautionary tale about people doing something they are not trained for and the media commenting on something they know little to nothing about?"
Foreign Policy on Rolling Stone's scoop on the U.S. military's manipulation of public opinion and disregard for civilian leadership:"Central to Hastings's article are charges by Lt. Col. Michael Holmes that he was part of a team of 'psychological operations soldiers' ordered to use psychological operations techniques to deceive and manipulate the opinion of senators and other dignitaries visiting the NATO training mission in Kabul." "This is ultimately another cautionary tale about people doing something they are not trained for and the media commenting on something they know little to nothing about. Both of which must be fixed for the sake of U.S. national security."
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China's Chang'e 4 biosphere experiment marks a first for humankind.
- China's Chang'e 4 lunar lander touched down on the far side of the moon on January 3.
- In addition to a lunar rover, the lander carried a biosphere experiment that contains five sets of plants and some insects.
- The experiment is designed to test how astronauts might someday grow plants in space to sustain long-term settlements.
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