Accession Number:

ADA374612

Title:

Does the Perception of Casualties Affect Military Operations in the 1990s

Descriptive Note:

Monograph

Corporate Author:

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

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2000-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

59.0

Abstract:

This monograph analyzes three military operations Somalia, Haiti, and Kosovo in order to determine if and how casualties impact the commitment or withdrawal of US forces in the 1990s. These operations are viewed from the positions of the National Command Authorities, Congress, American public, media, and the military and the linkage to include the impact they had on each other. The criteria are threat Casualty Analysis, impact of casualties on the will of the American public, and the impact of casualties on the NCAs decisions. This evidence was obtained from international newspapers. American newspapers also assisted with the analysis of what role the media plays in the process, along with the impact of the other forces that allow our military to commit, engage, and withdraw. Articles in newspapers such as the New York Times, Los Angeles Times and The Washington Post did shed light on the position of the NCA, US Congress, American people, media and the military. The congressional testimony of senior Army leaders along with books allowed the viewpoint of the military to surface to include guidance it received.

Subject Categories:

  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE