Lamenting the demise of USIA is really a coded acknowledgment that we lack a strategy, an organizing principle, and empowered individuals to execute information warfare today. For historians and fact checkers, find the footnotes here.
On October 22, 2015, I had the honor of testifying before the on Emerging Threats and Capabilities subcommittee of the House Armed Services Committee, the first time a sitting Governor had testified before Congress in over four years.
Compiled by Bruce Gregory on November 1, 2015, and 'Intended for teachers of public diplomacy and related courses, here is an update on resources that may be of general interest. Suggestions for future updates are welcome.'
Compiled by Bruce Gregory on September 5, 2015, and 'Intended for teachers of public diplomacy and related courses, here is an update on resources that may be of general interest. Suggestions for future updates are welcome.'
"Events in the past year have made a United States Government information program more important than ever. Information is one of the three essential components in carrying out United States foreign policy — the other two, of course, being military and economic. Each has its function to perform in this great struggle for the minds of men, and each has, or should have, an equally high place in the strategic plan."
Burton Paulu's 1953 article based on his PhD thesis of four years earlier was a timely reminder of the some of the issues surrounding the peacetime establishment of informational and exchange programs just as several Presidential commissions were reviewing whether to separate these programs from State.