The Revolution in Media Affairs: Reinventing US Strategic Communications in the Era of Slobodan Milosevic
NATIONAL WAR COLL WASHINGTON DC
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If a single drama raised the curtain on what military modernizers call the revolution in military affairs -- or RMA -- It was the war theater of Desert Storm. CNN transmitted nightly fireworks from bombs dropped just-on-target, and the world marveled at the apparently instant outcome of Information Age combat. Optimists argued that by equipping troops to gain information superiority from the growing synergy of orbital satellites and digital technology, America and her allies would quickly resolve the coming centurys conflicts. A decade later, the contest over Kosovo has tempered post Gulf War optimism with renewed attention to the roles that other national institutions -- political, economic, and socio-cultural -- play in winning wars. An air campaign intended to deter Serbs from attacking ethic Albanians, but portrayed on local media as unprovoked aggression on Serb civilians, seems to have solidified support for the architects of ethnic cleansing.
- Information Science
- Government and Political Science