Thursday 24 Aug 2017 | 18:44 | SYDNEY
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TV and war

Difficult and dangerous work, covering wars with TV cameras has become a core component of modern conflict - so much so that a 'military-media' nexus has arisen alongside what US President Eisenhower famously termed the 'military-industrial complex'. From Vietnam to Iraq and beyond, televised coverage of battle has impacted strongly on public support for wars and on strategic policy. It has also met barriers: from embedding and censorship to the deliberate targeting, kidnapping and cold-blooded murder of journalists.

 

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