The Media and Its Negative Impact on the War in Iraq
Contemporary issues paper
MARINE CORPS UNIV QUANTICO VA
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Whose job is it to scrutinize the government to ensure that the governments decisions on the war reflect the wants and needs of its people The U.S. government is accountable to the people whom it serves, but accountability has been an issue of a huge debate in todays war in Iraq. Many people will argue that the members of the press should be the advocates of the American people because their jobs require them to search for answers to the many questions that average citizens do not have the time or the access to query the government about. Additionally, the First Amendment allows the media to write and present information without interference from the government. Unfortunately, the concern then becomes a media organization that is without bounds in its reporting of the war in Iraq and the adverse effects on national security. More responsibly in reporting military operations in Iraq is necessary. Because the media acts irresponsibly in reporting military operations, exposing vulnerabilities and emboldening the insurgents, the U.S. must force it to adhere to a strict code of professional ethics and must enlarge the embedded reporting program.
- Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics