Accession Number:

AD1116168

Title:

The Media and The Military

Descriptive Note:

Technical Report

Corporate Author:

ARMY SERGEANTS MAJOR ACADEMY FORT BLISS TX FORT BLISS United States

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2008-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

9.0

Abstract:

Even though the 1st Amendment gives the media the right to broadcast news without regard to military opinions, the Media must consider the impact it has on the publics perception of the military when they portray an incomplete or sided story. Reporting of this nature has and will have negative impacts on the militarys ability to win wars. After looking at the relationship between the Military and the media, its clear that over time their roles and relationships have changed. This paper will examine the relationship between these two groups starting with the Civil War and finishing with the current conflicts. Then the paper will discuss possible solutions to the problems presented.

Subject Categories:

  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE