Accession Number : ADA313004

Title :   U.S. Army Public Affairs During Operation Uphold Democracy.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis, 2 Aug 95-7 Jun 96,

Corporate Author : ARMY COMMAND AND GENERAL STAFF COLL FORT LEAVENWORTH KS

Personal Author(s) : Carr, Damian P.

PDF Url : ADA313004

Report Date : 07 JUN 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 154

Abstract : This study examines the role of U.S. Army Public Affairs during Operation Uphold Democracy in 1994 to see whether public affairs was effective. The study looks at Operation Uphold Democracy in the context of Haiti's history and the global media environment while looking at changes in the military-media relationships and evaluating the need for change in Army Public Affairs doctrine. Interviews of participants and the use of primary source documents provide the basis for the subjective determination of effectiveness. Using the Department of Defense's Principles of Information and its companion Statement of DoD Principles for News Media Coverage of DoD Operations as de facto public affairs doctrine, the study concludes that while public affairs was effective, and the military-media relationship improved, doctrine needs revision.

Descriptors :   *ARMY PERSONNEL, *MEDIA, *PUBLIC RELATIONS, *ARMY OPERATIONS, *DOCTRINE, *INFORMATION SCIENCES, *HAITI, MILITARY HISTORY, DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE, LESSONS LEARNED, LEADERSHIP, MODIFICATION, THESES, OPERATIONAL EFFECTIVENESS, RESOURCE MANAGEMENT, MILITARY COMMANDERS, MILITARY ORGANIZATIONS.

Subject Categories : Information Science
      Military Forces and Organizations
      Non-radio Communications

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE