Media on the Battlefield

Connolly, David
May 2004
Infantry;May/Jun2004, Vol. 93 Issue 3, p31
Shares some experiences of the U.S. military troops with the media during Operation Enduring Freedom and the early stages of Operation Iraqi Freedom in 2003. Consideration of media as a component of nonlethal fires or non-kinetic targeting; Preparation of soldiers for interviews; Information on embeds, or reporters who were embedded by the Coalition Forces Land Component Command.


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