Accession Number : ADA424150
Title : Embedded Media: Failed Test or the Future of Military/Media Relations?
Descriptive Note : Stratgey research project
Corporate Author : ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA
Personal Author(s) : Oehl, Michael J
Report Date : 19 Mar 2004
Pagination or Media Count : 23
Abstract : Since Vietnam the United States military has had a tenuous relationship with the American Media. Although both institutions serve to protect the constitution a palatable distrust has defined the relationship; a distrust that seems to reach its apex when the country is at war. On one hand the military has viewed the media as intruding on its operational jurisdiction willing and desiring to report on any negative events resulting from an operation. Concurrently the media has viewed the military as a closed society accountable to the American people yet not open to scrutiny by the same people it has sworn to protect. This pervasive distrust was evident during Vietnam Grenada and Panama and reached its peak during Desert Storm. After Desert Storm a series of dynamics served to relieve some of the tension between the military and the American media and set the stage for the advent of the Embedded Media Program experienced in Operation Iraqi Freedom. This student paper will address the historical relationship between the United States military and the American Media analyze where that relationship stands presently and propose a course for the future.
Descriptors : *MILITARY FORCES(UNITED STATES) , *PUBLIC RELATIONS , *MASS MEDIA , MILITARY OPERATIONS , MILITARY HISTORY , IRAQ , NATIONAL SECURITY , UNCONVENTIONAL WARFARE , VIETNAM , PANAMA , GRENADA , PERSIAN GULF WAR
Subject Categories : Administration and Management
Military Forces and Organizations
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE