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Our Crippled Public Diplomacy   [open pdf - 106KB]

Our public diplomacy instrument is broken. Established by Presidents Truman and Eisenhower to both "tell America's story" and to promote our foreign policy objectives. our information program needs fixing. Especially in the wake of September 11th, our government's ability to influence foreign public opinion has been profoundly questioned. President Bush, Chairman Biden, and Congressmen Hyde and Lantos have asked in various forums, "Why can't America state its case overseas" and be convincing?

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