TITLE

Willpower

AUTHOR(S)
Kaplan, Lawrence F.
PUB. DATE
September 2003
SOURCE
New Republic;9/8/2003-9/15/2003, Vol. 229 Issue 10/11, p19
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Comments on United States occupation of post-war Iraq and how the public is responding to American casualties there. Indication that the U.S. is willing to tolerate battle deaths, according to a 1999 survey conducted by Princeton Survey Research Associates for Triangle Institute for Security Studies; How the survey contrasts to the belief of politicians that voters would not tolerate combat deaths, a myth that arose from the Vietnam conflict; Rationale for the acceptance of battle deaths when there is faith in the eventual success of the U.S. mission; Mention of two books on the subject of casualties and domestic support of military operations; How the George W. Bush administration used public relations to gain support for foreign policy and war; Statistics showing public perception that Iraq is vital to U.S. national interest; Idea that the measure of U.S. victory in Iraq will be Iraq's political stability and democracy.
ACCESSION #
9601154906

 

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