Accession Number : ADA309264

Title :   Yugoslavia: Did The Media Formulate U.S. Foreign Policy?

Descriptive Note : Research rept.,

Corporate Author : ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA

Personal Author(s) : Triplett, Michael T.

PDF Url : ADA309264

Report Date : MAY 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 36

Abstract : For almost four years the international community could not reach a consensus for a regional Balkan policy after the disintegration of the Former Yugoslavia (FY). As a result, the media, principally the U.S. television media, attempted to exercise decisive influence on political decision makers and on military and humanitarian organizations in Bosnia. This paper will show how the media, intentionally or unintentionally, attempted to influence foreign policy. This paper will provide specific examples in which the media misrepresented the facts. Additionally, media bias will be shown when atrocities committed against one warring faction were sensationalized and similar acts committed by the same warring faction were downplayed.

Descriptors :   *FOREIGN POLICY, *MEDIA, *MANIPULATORS, *YUGOSLAVIA, *JOURNALISM, *TELEVISION STATIONS, POLITICAL SCIENCE, UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT, DECISION MAKING, COMMUNITIES, GOVERNMENT(FOREIGN), FORMULATIONS, PUBLIC RELATIONS, BIAS, MILITARY ORGANIZATIONS, BOSNIA HERZEGOVINA, LIMITED WARFARE.

Subject Categories : Government and Political Science
      Non-radio Communications

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE