Thursday, December 2, 2004

  • U.S. Psychological Operations: Military Uses Networks to Spread Misinformation

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    The U.S. military is reportedly distributing misinformation to the media as part of a campaign of psychological operations. The Los Angeles Times uncovered how the military sent spokespersons to major news networks to deliberately lie about military operations in Iraq in an effort to deceive the Iraqi resistance. We speak with retired Air Force Colonel Sam Gardiner. [includes rush transcript]

  • Bhopal Disaster 20 Years Later: A Look at One of the Worst Industrial Disasters in History

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    On the night of December 2nd, 1984, tons of lethal gases leaked from Union Carbide’s pesticide factory in Bhopal, India. Clouds of suffocating gases blanketed the city of half a million people. 7,000 people lost their lives within days. 15,000 more lost died in the following years. 100,000 others are still suffering chronic and debilitating illnesses. Today to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the Bhopal tragedy, we take an in-depth look at one of the worst industrial disasters of the 20th Century. [includes rush transcript]

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