DoD Word of the Day for August 4

Greater Vocabulary for Greater World Power!

public diplomacy—Those overt international public information activities of the United States Government designed to promote United States foreign policy objectives by seeking to understand, inform, and influence foreign audiences and opinion makers, and by broadening the dialogue between American citizens and institutions and their counterparts abroad. [New entry; added September 5, 2003] —page 429

Joint Publication 1-02, Department of Defense Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms

(A tip of the cap to Steven Aftergood of the Federation of American Scientists for posting the recently revised Department of Defense official dictionary. Check out the invaluable FAS Project on Government Secrecy.)

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