Defence and the media - a positive relationship

James Fahey

The relationship between the Armed Forces and the media has the power to enhance operations, disrupt intelligence, complicate diplomatic activities and end careers. Most people in Defence tend to either fear or detest the media due to their focus on negative – and generally more newsworthy – incidents rather than positive actions. The British Armed Forces in the Middle East during both Gulf Wars provide a good example of this relationship. On the one hand warships were used to cond...
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