Accession Number : ADA309437

Title :   The Troubled Path to the Pentagon's Rules on Media Access to the Battlefield: Grenada to Today.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : ARMY WAR COLL STRATEGIC STUDIES INST CARLISLE BARRACKS PA

Personal Author(s) : Combelles-Siegel, Pascale

PDF Url : ADA309437

Report Date : 15 MAY 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 64

Abstract : The author examines the relationship between the military and the media since the early days of the Vietnam War and analyzes the factors contributing to the mistrust that grew between the armed forces and the press. The author focuses on the development of the 1992 Joint Doctrine for Public Affairs as a practical tool for reducing tension and providing press access to the battlefield. In the information age, media coverage of military operations will be an even more significant part of the strategic and operational equations. The author's analysis reflects the duality of the relationship and the efforts of both communities to find a practical compromise.

Descriptors :   *DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE, *BATTLEFIELDS, *ACCESS, *MEDIA, *CONFLICT, *REGULATIONS, MILITARY FORCES(UNITED STATES), MILITARY OPERATIONS, INFORMATION EXCHANGE, PERSIAN GULF, PUBLIC RELATIONS, FRICTION, VIETNAM, FACTOR ANALYSIS, COMMUNITY RELATIONS, GRENADA.

Subject Categories : Sociology and Law
      Non-radio Communications
      Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE