Accession Number:

AD1023613

Title:

Using Combat Camera Still Imagery Products To Improve U.S. Strategic Communications

Descriptive Note:

Technical Report

Corporate Author:

Air Command and Staff College Maxwell Air Force Base United States

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2014-04-01

Pagination or Media Count:

35.0

Abstract:

Unbeknownst to most Americans, in 2008 combat camera teams electronically disseminated daily photo albums containing up lifting images of US military activities conducted among the local Iraqi population. However, these images were seldom publicized in the American media. The lack of publicity associated with the positive images of US military operations during Operation IRAQI FREEDOM was a missed opportunity that could have benefited the US government. The failure to engage US audiences with such information is a result of shortfalls in the US strategic communication framework.

Subject Categories:

  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics
  • Photography

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE