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Desert Storm

Reading 17A.

Consider:

What did the press and media do during Desert Storm?

What were the mechanisms of censorship employed by the military?

In what other ways did the military control news about the Gulf War?

Reading 17B.

Consider:

Did the role of the media change during operation Desert Storm? In what ways did the military control news during the air war? During the land war?

Why did the censorship system break down during the land war?

Why did the military manipulate the press during the war?

 

Reading 17C.

Consider:

What are the issues behind the cartoons?What position is the cartoonist taking on the issue?

Does the cartoon agree or disagree with the U.S. position on the Gulf War?

Reading 17D.

Consider:

Why are there such divergent estimates of Iraqi casualties?

Why would different sources have different “statistics?”

Why would some sources prefer high or low figures for Iraqi losses?

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