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Afghan Radio War: U.S. Combats the Taliban Message Machine

Words are now weapons in the fight for Afghan hearts and minds — but they must be deployed faster than ever to be effective. In recent years, the Taliban-led insurgency has evolved a vast propaganda machine with a full range of tools to spread its message. The once anti-media movement now operates websites featuring updated battlefield reports and produces DVDs with raw video footage of attacks against coalition forces. Meanwhile, the Taliban’s regional spokesmen communicate with domestic and foreign press via cell phone.

Read: Afghan Radio War: U.S. Combats the Taliban Message Machine – TIME.

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