November 2004
U.S. Naval Institute Proceedings;Nov2004, Vol. 130 Issue 11, p10
Conference Proceeding
This article presents comments of Richard Seaman, a retired lieutenant colonel in U.S. Marine Corps Reserve, on an article written by J. Lacey, concerning the person responsible for losing the media war of the U.S. in Iraq, previously published in the journal. According to Lacey, the American media not only set national policy, its reporters are engaged in a conspiracy to trash the U.S. military. The root of the problem, he says, is mind-boggling ineptitude on the part of military public affairs officers. When Lacey tried to organize a trip to Iraq in the post-assault phase and pointed out that he planned to write a favorable report, no PAO rolled out a red carpet. Lacey says journalists ought to be cultivated by the military.


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