Abstract

The historical relationship between the military and the media on the battlefield is evolving. Media pools, a relatively new concept most effectively used during the Persian Gulf War, provided comprehensive around-the-clock coverage for the world to witness a war in progress. However, maintaining a balance between the publicís right to know and safeguarding national security interests comes with its share of challenges. The military and the media have agendas and practices to accomplish their respective objectives. It is how the two cooperate in meeting their objectives simultaneously that sets the stage for mutual accomplishment and respect for one another.