Accession Number : ADA307447

Title :   Military Operations in the CNN World: Using the Media as a Force Multiplier.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : NAVAL WAR COLL NEWPORT RI JOINT MILITARY OPERATIONS DEPT

Personal Author(s) : Belknap, Leslie H.

PDF Url : ADA307447

Report Date : 12 FEB 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 22

Abstract : The informational media offers the operational commander exceptional opportunities to leverage the vast resources of fourth estate for use in military operations. The commander must consider using the media as a combat multiplier in a wide variety of areas within his operational design -- communicating the objective and endstate, boosting friendly morale, executing effective PSYOPS, deceiving the enemy, and enhancing intelligence collection. In an era where 'wars can be won or lost on the world's television screens', the operational commander must be pro-active and innovative in dealing with the media.

Descriptors :   *MILITARY OPERATIONS, *MEDIA, WARFARE, INTELLIGENCE, MORALE, DATA ACQUISITION, RESOURCES.

Subject Categories : Sociology and Law
      Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE