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The U.S. Army War College Quarterly: Parameters

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U.S. Army War College Carlisle United States

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Our Spring issue opens with a Special Commentary entitled FakeNews in NatSec Handling Misinformation, by Amanda Cronkhite, Wenshuo Zhang, and Leslie Caughell. The authors use an agent-based modeling method to achieve a better understanding of how misinformation spreads in different types of networks. Policies that promote increased media literacy or other preemptive measures, they argue, are more effective than those that address misinformation after the fact, such as fact-checking or labeling fake news. This issues first forum, Civil-Military Relations, features two articles. John Binkleys Revisiting the 2006 Revolt of the Generals examines public criticism of the Bush Administrations handling of the Iraq War in the summer of 2006 by retired generalflag officers. This criticism, Binkley claims, constitutes a new era in civil-military relations that permits active involvement in public debate by retired senior military officers. Zachary Griffiths Are Retired Flag Officers Over participating in the Political Process contends the active participation of retired generals and admirals does little harm to US democratic institutions or to the nonpartisan reputation of the US military.

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  • Government and Political Science
  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

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