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Author Larson, Eric V. (Eric Victor), 1957-

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

Published Santa Monica, CA : RAND Project Air Force, 2007.

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Physical description 1 online resource (xxix, 263 pages) : illustrations.
Series Rand Corporation monograph series
Rand Corporation monograph series.
Books at JSTOR Open Access
Notes "Prepared for the United States Air Force."
"MG-441-AF"--Page 4 of cover.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 235-263).
Contents 1. Introduction -- Literature review -- Approach -- Organization of this monograph -- 2. Operation Desert Storm (Iraq, 1991) -- Civilian casualty estimates -- 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 April 14 convoy attacks outside Djakovica -- The May 7 Chinese embassy bombing -- 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.
1. Introduction -- 2. Operation Desert Storm (Iraq, 1991) -- 3. Operation Allied Force (Kosovo, 1999) -- 4. Operation Enduring Freedom (Afghanistan, 2001- ) -- 5. Operation Iraqi Freedom (Iraq, 2003- ) -- 6. Implications and conclusions -- Appendix. Multivariate statistical modeling results.
Summary This book analyzes media and public reactions to civilian casualty incidents to determine whether these incidents affect media reporting or public support for military operations. Using case studies of incidents of civilian deaths over the last decade (the 1991 Al Firdos bunker bombing, the 1999 Djakovica convoy and Chinese embassy attacks, the 2002 Afghan wedding party attack, and the 2003 Baghdad marketplace explosion), the study team examined U.
Language notes English.
Other author Savych, Bogdan.
Project Air Force (U.S.)
Rand Corporation.
JSTOR issuing body.
Subject United States. Air Force -- History -- 20th century.
United States. Air Force -- History -- 21st century.
United States. Air Force -- Public relations.
Civilian war casualties.
Mass media and war.
War in mass media.
Combatants and noncombatants (International law)
Military history, Modern -- 20th century.
Military history, Modern -- 21st century.
War -- Moral and ethical aspects.
Electronic book.
Electronic books.
History.
Electronic books.
ISBN 9780833042446 (electronic bk.)
0833042440 (electronic bk.)
1433709406
9781433709401
1281180874
9781281180872
9780833038975 (pbk.)
0833038974 (pbk.)