Providing accurate and timely information about the force and its operation will contribute to mission accomplishment. Such information can communicate perseverance, progress, and restraint, and serve as a deterrent to our enemies. It can clarify the nature of the operational mandate and the Marine Corps’ efforts to operate within stated guidelines. The active release of complete and accurate information influences the perception of events, clarifies public understanding, and frames the public debate. It preempts attempts to misrepresent situations through intentional misinformation or disinformation efforts by adversaries and is the most effective tool for countering the effect of enemy information operations.