FROM THE PUBLIC RECORD:
Gen. David Petraeus speaks at CNAS's annual conference on June 11, 2009. Photo/Wikicommons A Washington think tank that bills itself as "independent and nonpartisan" actually "played a key role in selling the escalation of the war in Afghanistan," The Nation magazine reveals.
The Center for a New American Security (CNAS) exemplifies a new influence game, writes Nathan Hodge in the March 29th issue. "Think tanks, once a place for intellectuals outside government to weigh in on important policy issues, are now enlisted by people within government to help sell its policies to the public, as well as to others in government," he writes.
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