Military Headline News: Bringing Propaganda Home, Natl Guard Porn Madam Canned

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* U.S. government propaganda isn’t just an export any longer.
1940s legislation that for decades barred the government from targeting American hearts and minds with media programming has been amended to allow it.
So expect more government-friendly news to hit TV and radio airwaves near you.
* An Idaho National Guardsman has been demoted for running a porn site.
Staff Sgt. Amy Weidner was relieved from her full-time Guard position after her site was discovered. Weidner is reportedly considering a lawsuit.
* Congress is fuming over the Pentagon buying Russian helicopters for the Afghan military.
The United States is purchasing nearly 90 Mi-17 helicopters worth about $600 million.
Defense Department officials say the aircraft are easier for Afghan forces to maintain than U.S. models.
* Low-tech typewriters might be the answer to high-tech espionage.
Russian intelligence has ordered 20 manual typewriters to thwart spying efforts in the wake of the Edward Snowden case and is paying $750 each.
Rick Rogers, Military Headline News, brought to you my Defensetracker.com.

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