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Counterinsurgency in Iraq: Examining the different frames of the media, and the role of Information Operations during the surge


2009 2009

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In a counterinsurgency environment, Information Operations play a crucial role. The insurgents and terrorists in Iraq rely on shaping narrative through media events and propaganda, and these narratives allow them to convince publics to support their cause, as well as change the political support landscape as events unfold. If the U.S. allows these narratives to stand uncontested, then the insurgency controls information dominance. This thesis examined the frames present in articles, and the public support from the U.S. perspective, from the summer of 2007 through the summer of 2008. Additionally, recommendations for an Information Operations campaign moving forward in Iraq are made, using role theory and framing theory as a basis.

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Subject
Journalism;
Mass communications;
Military studies
Classification
0391: Journalism
0708: Mass communications
0750: Military studies
Identifier / keyword
Communication and the arts; Social sciences; Counterinsurgency; Framing; Iraq; Public affairs; Public relations
Title
Counterinsurgency in Iraq: Examining the different frames of the media, and the role of Information Operations during the surge
Author
Recomendes, Joseph A.
Number of pages
75
Publication year
2009
Degree date
2009
School code
0153
Source
MAI 47/06M, Masters Abstracts International
Place of publication
Ann Arbor
Country of publication
United States
ISBN
9781109276572
Advisor
Byars, Napoleon B.
Committee member
Boynton, Lois; Dauber, Cori
University/institution
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Department
Journalism & Mass Communication
University location
United States -- North Carolina
Degree
M.A.
Source type
Dissertations & Theses
Language
English
Document type
Dissertation/Thesis
Dissertation/thesis number
1467295
ProQuest document ID
304960379
Copyright
Database copyright ProQuest LLC; ProQuest does not claim copyright in the individual underlying works.
Document URL
http://search.proquest.com/docview/304960379
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