Accession Number:

ADA230637

Title:

An Evaluation of the Media Coverage Concerning the Mission to Secure the Dog Kennel during the Panama Invasion on December 20, 1989

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.

Corporate Author:

VIRGINIA COMMONWEALTH UNIV RICHMOND

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1990-12-01

Pagination or Media Count:

169.0

Abstract:

The thesis examines in detail a controversy that resulted from the publication of two newspaper stories detailing the combat experiences of several female Army personnel during Operation JUST CAUSE in December 1989. It focuses on Army Captain Linda Bray, Commander of the 988th Military Police Company and her units mission to neutralize a dog kennel, which housed attack dogs and Panamanian Defense Force soldiers. The thesis examines the root causes of a bitter controversy which arose among reporters and principals over the veracity of the details appearing in the published news stories.

Subject Categories:

  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE