The Resource Misfortunes of war : press and public reactions to civilian deaths in wartime, Eric V. Larson, Bogdan Savych

Misfortunes of war : press and public reactions to civilian deaths in wartime, Eric V. Larson, Bogdan Savych

Label
Misfortunes of war : press and public reactions to civilian deaths in wartime
Title
Misfortunes of war
Title remainder
press and public reactions to civilian deaths in wartime
Statement of responsibility
Eric V. Larson, Bogdan Savych
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
This monograph, part of a larger study of ways to reduce collateral damage undertaken for the U.S. Air Force, analyzes media and public reactions to civilian casualty incidents, whether these incidents affect media reporting or public support for military operations, and, if so, how. It analyzes case studies of incidents of civilian deaths in the February 1991 bombing of the Al Firdos bunker in the Gulf War, the April and May 1999 attacks on the Djakovica convoy and Chinese embassy during the war in Kosovo, the June 2002 attack involving an Afghan wedding party during operations in Afghanistan, and the March 2003 incident involving a large explosion in a crowded Baghdad marketplace to describe and explain how the U.S. and foreign media and publics have responded. For each case study, the study team examined press, public, and leadership responses to these incidents and found the following. First, while avoiding civilian casualties is important to the American public, it has realistic expectations about the actual possibilities for avoiding casualties. Second, the press reports heavily on civilian casualty incidents. Third, adversaries understand the public's sensitivities to civilian deaths and have sought to exploit them. Fourth, during armed conflict, the belief that the United States and its allies are trying to avoid casualties most affects support for U.S. military operations, both at home and abroad. Fifth, while strong majorities of Americans typically give U.S. military and political leaders the benefit of the doubt when civilian casualty incidents occur, this does not necessarily extend to foreign audiences. Sixth, when civilian casualty incidents occur, it is at least as important to get the story right as to get the story out. Finally, attention to and concern about civilian casualties both at home and abroad have increased in recent years and may continue to do so
Cataloging source
ZCU
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
U21.2
LC item number
.L375 2006
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Label
Misfortunes of war : press and public reactions to civilian deaths in wartime, Eric V. Larson, Bogdan Savych
Publication
Note
  • "Aerospace Force Development Program of RAND Project AIR FORCE."
  • Title from title screen (viewed on Mar. 5, 2007)
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
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  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Introduction 1 Literature Review 4 Approach 13 Organization of This Report 15 2. Operation Desert Storm (Iraq, 1991) 17 Civilian Casualty Estimates 17 Handling of the Civilian Casualties Issue -- The Arc of Media and Public Concern -- The Al Firdos Bunker Incident -- Key Lessons -- 3. Operation Allied Force (Kosovo, 1999) -- Civilian Casualty Estimates -- Handling of the Civilian Casualties Issue -- The Arc of Media and Public Concern -- The 14 April Convoy Attacks Outside Djakovica -- The 7 May Chinese Embassy Bombing -- Section Conclusions -- 4. Operation Enduring Freedom (Afghanistan, 2001/) -- Civilian Casualty Estimates -- Handling of the Civilian Casualties Issue -- The Arc of Media and Public Concern -- The Wedding Party Incident -- Key Lessons -- 5. Operation Iraqi Freedom (Iraq, 2003/) -- Civilian Casualty Estimates -- Handling of the Civilian Casualties Issue -- The Arc of Media and Public Concern -- The Marketplace Incident -- Key Lessons -- 6. Implications and Conclusions -- The Military: A Highly Credible Institution -- Recommendations
Control code
ocm85764406
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xxix, 263 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780833042446
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b24189297
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)85764406
  • pebcs0833038974
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

Library Locations

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