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Military strategy as public discourse: America’s war in Afghanistan

military strategy as public discourse sholtis tadd

Tell Me How This Ends: Achieving Public Discourse on Military Strategy 7. Sholtis makes the provocative argument that in a globalized media age, where controlling the message environment is difficult to nearly impossible, the strategic process needs to be more public from its earliest stages and throughout a military engagement. . The recent decision by President Barack Obama to deploy 30,000 extra troops to Afghanistan is premised on the idea that to disrupt Al Qaeda and prevent it from forming training camps in Afghanistan it will be necessary to first reverse the momentum of the Taleban insurgency. I reject this view and offer a guarded defense of American hegemony. Air Force Academy, Colorado Springs, Colo. In addition to providing an overview of this special issue of Political Communication, this introduction identifies a preliminary set of rules that journalists use for representing politics in the news.

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military strategy as public discourse sholtis tadd

May 2014 - May 2015, director of public affairs, Headquarters, U. Increasingly sensationalistic narratives and dramatic production values both bridge and reflect the tensions among the various norms and practical rules that guide journalists in their daily representations of the political world. They further ignore our core contention that a narrow preoccupation with theatre-specific technique has profound limitations when offered as a universal panacea to address complex transnational threats. Sholtis makes the provocative argument that in a globalized media age, where controlling the message environment is difficult to nearly impossible, the strategic process needs to be more public from its earliest stages and throughout a military engagement. This is an important book for those who study and engage in foreign policymaking. Though a wide range of literature has cropped up over the past decade to pinpoint the post-secular nature of the Afghan crisis Goodson 2001;Hiro 2002;Marsden 2002;Kepel 2004;Tristam 2009;Sinno 2010 , the existing literature mostly tends to explain the persistent character of this crisis in terms of a dysfunctional 'policy discourse' between and among the foreign and national elites Sinno 2008;Rashid 2008; Sholtis 2013.

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military strategy as public discourse sholtis tadd

June 2002 - June 2005, chief of public affairs, Headquarters, 16th Air Force, Aviano Air Base, Italy deployed April - August 2004 as strategic communication plans officer, Coalition Provisional Authority and U. Arguments typically hinge on disagreements about the values at stake, the consequences of action or inaction, and the authority of those responsible for the plan. While we certainly recognise the value of counter-insurgency methods in conflicts such as those in Iraq and Afghanistan, Nagl and Burton's reply overlooks our original concerns about the limited utility of neo-counter-insurgency thinking outside these environments and the dangerous political implications it contains. He then calls on the United States to abandon her delusions of grandeur and humbly accept that its she can no longer achieve its her objectives by wielding hegemonic power. Counterinsurgency Redux: Doctrine as Public Discourse 5. Second, veterans are domesticated by strategic placement in contexts that regulate their range of movement, especially amputees, who are often framed as having already overcome any limitations imposed by their war injuries. Arguments typically hinge on disagreements about the values at stake, the consequences of action or inaction, and the authority of those responsible for the plan.

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Military strategy as public discourse : America's war in Afghanistan in SearchWorks catalog

military strategy as public discourse sholtis tadd

June 2011 - May 2014, deputy director of public affairs, Headquarters, Air Combat Command, Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Va. The injured veteran's explicit connection of war with injury motivates state and mainstream news discourse that domesticates veterans' bodies, managing representations of injured veterans through three dominant strategies. Arguments typically hinge on disagreements about the values at stake, the consequences of action or inaction, and the authority of those responsible for the plan. The book proposes how policy-makers should address the problems of public discourse on war, which tends to exclude or marginalize relevant elites and focus on narrow questions of validity. Arguments typically hinge on disagreements about the values at stake, the consequences of action or inaction, and the authority of those responsible for the plan.

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Military strategy as public discourse: America’s war in Afghanistan

military strategy as public discourse sholtis tadd

Prolonged Indecision, Not Victory: Fundamentals of Strategic Discourse 3. May 2015 - present, director of public affairs, Headquarters, Air Combat Command, Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Va. Since September 11, the Bush administration has asserted broad, exclusive presidential war powers under the Commander in Chief Clause. Rather than being mutually reinforcing, they may impose tradeoffs on each other, as counterterrorism activities may blunt the effectiveness of counterinsurgency approaches and vice versa. Examination of military history shows that at the time of the constitutional framing, the functional roles of rulers and military commanders were already separated; and founding-era debates demonstrate lively concern about the dangers of usurpation and adventurism.

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Military strategy as public discourse : America's war in Afghanistan in SearchWorks catalog

military strategy as public discourse sholtis tadd

Arguments typically hinge on disagreements about the values at stake, the consequences of action or inaction, and the authority of those responsible for the plan. In a democratic republic, however, the purpose of fused dominion is entirely different. Air Forces Central Command, Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar 14. The legitimacy of a country's military strategy can become a subject of intense public debate and doubt, especially in prolonged conflicts. This book presents the current history of United States military strategy in Afghanistan as an example of dysfunctional policy discourse among the nation's elites. This article takes stock of these gaps in light of a decade's worth of collective and national adjustments and in light of counter-insurgency lessons provided by Afghanistan.

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Military strategy as public discourse : America's war in Afghanistan in SearchWorks catalog

military strategy as public discourse sholtis tadd

The legitimacy of a country's military strategy can become a subject of intense public debate and doubt, especially in prolonged conflicts. Victims and Villains: Conflicting Identities in Afghanistan's War Stories 6. Author: Tadd Sholtis Publisher: Hoboken : Taylor and Francis, 2013. His two claims are empirically dubious and morally objectionable. Sholtis makes the provocative argument that in a globalized media age, where controlling the message environment is difficult to nearly impossible, the strategic process needs to be more public from its earliest stages and throughout a military engagement.

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Military strategy as public discourse : America's war in Afghanistan in SearchWorks catalog

military strategy as public discourse sholtis tadd

Reconciling news content aimed at citizens in a democracy with traditional journalism standards and entertainment values has transformed the news itself. August 1993 - August 1994, student, Air Force Institute of Technology Civilian Institutions Program and U. July 2008 - July 2009, deputy director of executive issues team and then chief of the Air Force press desk, Secretary of the Air Force Office of Public Affairs, Washington, D. August 2010 - June 2011, Air University Lorenz fellow, Washington D. Such political norms must also be reconciled with professional journalism norms of fairness, and with the economic norms of efficiency and profit that increasingly drive the news business. The book proposes how policy-makers should address the problems of public discourse on war, which tends to exclude or marginalize relevant elites and focus on narrow questions of validity. The legitimacy of a country's military strategy can become a subject of intense public debate and doubt, especially in prolonged conflicts.

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