U.S. Army Toons for Middle Eastern Tots

"In order to achieve long-term peace and stability in the Middle East, the youth need to be reached," explained the U.S. government, in an ad seeking artists for an "original comic book series" to help Middle Eastern youth "learn lessons, develop role models and improve their education." The U.S. Army's Fourth Psychological Operations Group at Fort Bragg in North Carolina has done initial character and plot development and will produce the series. The series will be based on "the security forces, military and police, in the near future of the Middle East." The Fourth Psychological Operations Group has "been deployed during conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan dropping leaflets and cartoons urging surrender and broadcasting pro-American messages via radio and television."