Accession Number : ADA254125
Title : The Joint Combined Information Bureau: Is It Credible and Properly Resourced?
Descriptive Note : Monography
Corporate Author : ARMY COMMAND AND GENERAL STAFF COLL FORT LEAVENWORTH KS SCHOOL OF ADVANCED MILITARY STUDIES
Personal Author(s) : Beer, Patrick J
Report Date : 13 May 1992
Pagination or Media Count : 59
Abstract : This monograph analyzes whether the joint/combined information bureau is credible and properly resourced. First, Vietnam is analyzed as an historical example to examine the public information policies that were followed to enhance credibility and to determine the resource constraints under which the Military Assistance Command, Vietnam (MACV)'s information bureau operated. Next, a doctrinal analysis identifies how to enhance successes and correct shortcomings. The analyses covers Desert Storm and Provide Comfort which are contemporary examples that are likely indicative of the future use of the information bureau. Finally, a synthesis of applicable lessons identify what changes are needed to make the information bureau better able to perform its mission. The monograph concludes that current joint/combined information bureaus follow policies and procedures which foster credibility with the media and the American people. However, to be fully credible, the information bureau must also be adequately resourced, which was not true for any of the three historical examples.
Descriptors : *MEDIA , POLICIES , MILITARY ASSISTANCE , SYNTHESIS , MISSIONS , RESOURCES
Subject Categories : Information Science
Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies
Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE