Released quietly, with little notice by the public, this insightful government report is highly critical of many U.S. policies in the Middle East. The report analyzes America's low standing with Muslims and makes important recommendations. It is well-written and accessible, making for fascinating listening. government document that analyzes America's standing in the Middle East. It is well-written, accessible and provides important information. With many startling observations, it makes for fascinating listening. The official title is "Report of the Defense Science Board Task Force on Strategic Communication." It was written by a Federal Advisory Committee established to provide independent advice to the Secretary of Defense.