Accession Number:

ADA279371

Title:

Leveling the Scales: Balancing Operational Security and a Free Press

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.

Corporate Author:

NAVAL WAR COLL NEWPORT RI DEPT OF OPERATIONS

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1994-02-08

Pagination or Media Count:

37.0

Abstract:

An analysis of military media relations involving first amendment rights and operational security. Media coverage of future military operations may provide invaluable information to our enemy that could compromise operations or cause U.S. Forces to suffer unnecessary casualties. The military and the media do not agree on what procedures will best serve the free press while insuring operational security. This paper addresses the strengths and weaknesses of the DOD press pool and provides recommendations for development of Public Affairs Annexes for future operations. The authors thesis is that a well thought out Public Affairs Annex will be imperative to ensure a balance between a free press and operational security. Historical perspective, Operations, Deployed

Subject Categories:

  • Information Science
  • Government and Political Science
  • Defense Systems
  • Military Intelligence
  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics
  • Radio Communications

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE