Accession Number : ADA130966

Title :   The Military and the Media: A Need for Control.

Descriptive Note : Study project,

Corporate Author : ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA

Personal Author(s) : Rogers,Douglas H ; Erickson,Richard ; Winters,James M ; Yeagley,John P

PDF Url : ADA130966

Report Date : 09 Jun 1983

Pagination or Media Count : 162

Abstract : This study says that controls of the media should exist in time of conflict, crisis or war. But that is not a carte blanch for umitagated censorship. Those controls should be aimed at purely military/operational security matters, not be an excuse for the King to run around naked. To add a safeguard that assures excesses are not allowed on either side, a watchdog panel of media experts should be formed to act as an Ombudsman for both sides--to protect and to serve. AS a minimum, these two aspects will provide a quantum improvement over the self-defeating system that existed in the last conflict this country faced.

Descriptors :   *Media, *Censorship, *Security, *Military operations, Control, Military applications, Conflict, Warfare

Subject Categories : Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE