Accession Number : ADA325147

Title :   Public Affairs: An Effective Weapon in the Operational Commander's Arsenal.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : NAVAL WAR COLL NEWPORT RI

Personal Author(s) : Cooper, Anthony

PDF Url : ADA325147

Report Date : 13 JUN 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 31

Abstract : In today's high tech environment, information is power. A retrospective examination of the military-media relationship and its affect on today's attitudes. Technological advances have brought real-time information flow to the American public virtually placing them on the battlefield. Military commanders realized the influence of Public Affairs and its position as a force multiplier. Looking at past case studies, this paper discusses how the military and media attitudes towards one another have become such. Additionally, it discusses the Public Affairs role in maintaining the support of the American public for military operations, Public Affairs use in operational deception and intelligence gathering.

Descriptors :   *MILITARY PERSONNEL, *INFORMATION EXCHANGE, *MEDIA, *PUBLIC RELATIONS, MILITARY INTELLIGENCE, MILITARY OPERATIONS, MILITARY FACILITIES, REAL TIME, ATTITUDES(PSYCHOLOGY), BATTLEFIELDS, THESES, CASE STUDIES, MILITARY COMMANDERS, DECEPTION.

Subject Categories : Administration and Management
      Information Science
      Military Forces and Organizations

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE