Accession Number:

ADA361151

Title:

The Media, Intelligence, and Information Proliferation: Managing and Leveraging the Chaos.

Descriptive Note:

Research rept.,

Corporate Author:

ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1999-01-16

Pagination or Media Count:

84.0

Abstract:

The media, whether print or more recently television, have always had an impact, to varying degrees, on public opinion, political decision making, and ultimately, and at least arguably the commitment of military forces. It is absolutely imperative that strategic leaders stay attuned to media reporting and information proliferation, its potential impact on their organization or institution, and find ways to manage the chaos and leverage that coverage and flow of information. Leveraging the coverage only refers to improving and maintaining the leaderships situational awareness in a volatile, uncertain, complex, and ambiguous VUCA world. In some cases this visionary awareness must be maintained in a region or country not well covered by the intelligence communitys systems. It may also be in a region where we have limited diplomatic, or even nongovernmental organization NGO access. The strategic leader has an obligation to maintain this awareness in order to take prudent cautionary steps to ensure hisher military organization or institution is not caught flatfooted, as forces are committed. It is essential that leadership at all levels be willing to get beyond institutional, cultural, and historical bias to more fully leverage all available data, to include open source and media information.

Subject Categories:

  • Information Science
  • Government and Political Science
  • Military Forces and Organizations

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE