New Media Lessons From Recent Israeli Conflicts
During conflict, proliferation and accessability of New Media have played havoc with traditional notions of informing, shaping, and swaying public opinion. Two case studies recount the role of new media in recent conflicts waged by Israel. There are marked differences in the way the Israeli Defense Forces handled the media in the Hezbollah conflict during the summer of 2006 and in the Gaza incursion at the end of 2008 and beginning of 2009. The two instances suggest 'best practices' that the U.S. military could adopt when dealing with new media and its role on the battlefield.
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