Air Force Public Affairs Wartime Planning
AIR WAR COLL MAXWELL AFB AL
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The Department of Defense has established procedures to work media concerns in wartime. Events of the 1990s, Urgent Fury in Grenada and Just Cause in Panama have caused debate about these procedures. Most public debate surrounds the workings of the DoD Media Pool and the military services ability to get the media to the battlefield. In reviewing these events, in the context of evolving military-media relations since World War II, a broader problem comes to light. Public Affairs practitioners as a whole may not be trained sufficiently to understand and provide logical input to the Defense wartime planning process. This study recommends inclusion of Joint Operations Planning System JOPS procedures in a new mid-level joint Public Affairs course being established at the Defense Information School.
- Government and Political Science
- Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics