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Misfortunes of war : press and public reactions to civilian deaths in wartime

Author: Eric V Larson; Bogdan Savych; Project Air Force (U.S.); Rand Corporation.
Publisher: Santa Monica, CA : RAND Project Air Force, 2007.
Series: Rand Corporation monograph series.
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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  Read more...
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History
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Larson, Eric V. (Eric Victor), 1957-
Misfortunes of war.
Santa Monica, CA : RAND Project Air Force, 2007
(DLC) 2006030856
(OCoLC)71369313
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Eric V Larson; Bogdan Savych; Project Air Force (U.S.); Rand Corporation.
ISBN: 9780833042446 0833042440
OCLC Number: 184843324
Notes: "Prepared for the United States Air Force."
"MG-441-AF"--P. [4] of cover.
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (xxix, 263 p.) : ill.
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
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.
Series Title: Rand Corporation monograph series.
Responsibility: Eric V. Larson, Bogdan Savych.
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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.

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