Media and the Politics of Failure

Great Powers, Communication Strategies, and Military Defeats

  • Authors
  • Laura┬áRoselle

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vii
  2. Laura Roselle
    Pages 25-48
  3. Laura Roselle
    Pages 49-78
  4. Laura Roselle
    Pages 79-101
  5. Laura Roselle
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  6. Laura Roselle
    Pages 123-139
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 141-190

About this book


Roselle analyzes how political leaders of powerful states use media to explain military defeats. The cases of the United States in Vietnam and the Soviet Union in Afghanistan highlight the role of great power identity, domestic politics, and media structure.


Cold War Policy political communication politics

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