Fighting The War Of Words

In the aftermath of the war in Afghanistan, the Administration rejected the term peacekeeping to describe postwar efforts there, calling them instead stability operations. Now the phrase is cropping up in news reports of the U.S.'s stay in postwar Iraq. Will this be another success in the Administration's effort to shape the language of war? A scorecard:

COALITION FORCES The Bush-approved term for U.S. and British forces in Iraq. TV news mostly fell into line during the war, though more are now calling Americans Americans.

WEAPONS OF MASS DESTRUCTION They sound so much more fearsome than chemical or biological...

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