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Sound Recording of Iran-US Strait of Hormuz Vessels: Pentagon Sound Bites Included

program: 
Evening News
program date: 
Tue, 01/15/2008

 

The latest on last week's 'incident' between Iranian and US naval vessels is that senior Pentagon officials apparently used an off-the-record Pentagon briefing to create a sensational media campaign around what was a relatively minor event.

The initial press stories on the incident can all be traced to one press briefing, made by the Deputy assistant secretary of defense for public Affairs.

But the information released at that briefing has since been repudiated by the Navy itself.

3:54 minutes (3.57 MB)

 

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