Office of Strategic Communication
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The Office of Strategic Communication (OSC), which falls within the U.S. Department of State's Bureau of International Information Programs (IIP/SC), is "responsible for strategic planning, evaluation, and interagency coordination for the Bureau, as well as for countering misinformation and disinformation in the foreign press." 
Molly Ivins wrote April 12, 2004, about what was either the Coalition Provisional Authority equivalent or the same Office of Strategic Communication in Iraq:
- "One of the main goals of the Office of Strategic Communication -- known as Stratcom -- is to ensure Americans see the positive side of the Bush administration's invasion , occupation and reconstruction of Iraq, where 600 Americans have died already and a deadly insurgency thrives. 'Beautification Plan for Baghdad Ready to Begin,' one news release in late March said in its headline. Another statement cautioned 'The Reality Is Nothing Like What You See on Television.'"
- Coalition Information Center
- Counter-Information Team
- Office of Global Communications
- Office of Strategic Influence
- Office of Strategic Initiatives
- Rendon Group
- Strategic Communication Policy Coordinating Committee (SCPCC)
- Total Information Awareness
- Personnel Announcement: Rotational Opportunities, Department of State, Bureau of International Information Programs, Evaluation Officer, U.S. Office of Personnel Management, 2005.
Articles & Commentary
- Stephen Johnson and Helle Dale, "How to Reinvigorate U.S. Public Diplomacy,", Heritage Foundation, April 23, 2003.
- Molly Ivins, "America, an amazing country," Creators Syndicate (published in The Free Press), April 12, 2004.