Accession Number : ADA264139


Title :   The Military and the Media: Problems, Policy, and Operational Issues


Descriptive Note : Final rept.,


Corporate Author : NAVAL WAR COLL NEWPORT RI


Personal Author(s) : Watkins, Timothy L


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a264139.pdf


Report Date : 22 Feb 1993


Pagination or Media Count : 35


Abstract : The relationship between the U.S. military establishment and the media is examined with emphasis on current Department of Defense policy for news coverage of U.S. military operations. Events which influenced the relationship over the past two decades are described and evaluated in terms of their effect on military news coverage guidelines. The 1992 reformation of of the Defense Department's military operations news coverage policy is described in detail. Policy provisions are examined to determine probable implications for the operational commander and his forces in the field. A conclusion is reached that military commanders and operational planners must take increased account of the media's impact on operations in light of recent policy changes. Public affairs goals must be a major factor in the shaping of operational plans, regional public affairs systems, and personnel training programs....DOD news coverage policy, Operational planning media impact, Military-media relations.


Descriptors :   *MILITARY OPERATIONS , *DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE , *MEDIA , *POLICIES , *PUBLIC RELATIONS , *MILITARY COMMANDERS , COMMAND CONTROL COMMUNICATIONS , VIDEO NETWORKS , TELEVISION STATIONS , COMMERCIAL COMMUNICATIONS , IMPACT , MILITARY TRAINING , NEWSPAPERS , MILITARY PLANNING , RADIO BROADCASTING


Subject Categories : Military Forces and Organizations
      Radio Communications
      Non-radio Communications
      Command, Control and Communications Systems


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE