Good News Doesn't Sell

IDGA Editor

Blink and you would have missed it, but the officer commanding the international coalition fighting in Afghanistan has said that progress is being made in the war and the insurgents have lost their momentum. When was this announcement? Two months ago. Given that the UK is at war one might have expected General Petraeus’s remarks to have attracted substantial and deserved attention, but this was not the case. Instead, reporting of his upbeat analysis was low-key and unlikely to have r...
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