Accession Number:

ADA254125

Title:

The Joint Combined Information Bureau: Is It Credible and Properly Resourced?

Descriptive Note:

Monography

Corporate Author:

ARMY COMMAND AND GENERAL STAFF COLL FORT LEAVENWORTH KS SCHOOL OF ADVANCED MILITARY STUDIES

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1992-05-13

Pagination or Media Count:

59.0

Abstract:

This monograph analyzes whether the jointcombined information bureau is credible and properly resourced. First, Vietnam is analyzed as an historical example to examine the public information policies that were followed to enhance credibility and to determine the resource constraints under which the Military Assistance Command, Vietnam MACVs information bureau operated. Next, a doctrinal analysis identifies how to enhance successes and correct shortcomings. The analyses covers Desert Storm and Provide Comfort which are contemporary examples that are likely indicative of the future use of the information bureau. Finally, a synthesis of applicable lessons identify what changes are needed to make the information bureau better able to perform its mission. The monograph concludes that current jointcombined information bureaus follow policies and procedures which foster credibility with the media and the American people. However, to be fully credible, the information bureau must also be adequately resourced, which was not true for any of the three historical examples.

Subject Categories:

  • Information Science
  • Military Intelligence
  • Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies
  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE