Accession Number : ADA297844

Title :   Hyper War, John Q. Public, And Television: War and the Information Revolution.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : NAVAL WAR COLL NEWPORT RI

Personal Author(s) : Blackwood, Ricky L.

PDF Url : ADA297844

Report Date : 16 MAY 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 28

Abstract : The proclivity of the People to send military forces to low intensity conflicts, Hyper War, and Military Operations Other Than War (MOOTW) is historically destined to be short-lived. In an environment of direct, revolutionary, and yet unfocused media power, the military and the media face troubling dilemmas concerning their roles in the democratic process. The People, the Third Leg of Clausewitz's triangle are, for the immediate future, under the influence of media. But this proclivity of the People to acquiesce to, or to demand intervention in hopeless wars (and to demand retreat at the first sight of American blood) cannot be politically sustained-in the long term Hyper War and MOOTW cannot offer the People sufficient reward for the efforts expended. Hyper War and MOOTW cannot remain growth industries. For the present, however, the will of the People is the center of gravity in low intensity, Hyper War, and MOOTW operations, and these operations are inadvertently driven by media. (AN)

Descriptors :   *MILITARY OPERATIONS, *INTERNATIONAL POLITICS, *PUBLIC RELATIONS, POLICIES, MILITARY ASSISTANCE, DECISION MAKING, INFORMATION EXCHANGE, CROSS CULTURE(SOCIOLOGY), REAL TIME, ATTITUDES(PSYCHOLOGY), MORALE, TELEVISION SYSTEMS, MEDIA, COMPUTER NETWORKS, INTERVENTION, UNCONVENTIONAL WARFARE, PERCEPTION(PSYCHOLOGY), INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS, PUBLIC OPINION, MILITARY PSYCHOLOGY, DEMOCRACY, LOW INTENSITY CONFLICT.

Subject Categories : Government and Political Science
      Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics
      Sociology and Law

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE