The discourse of war in a time of peace : representations of American military operations in the 1990s
Stables, Gordon Wilson
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This project is an effort to interrogate the discourse of American military operations as sites of ideological controversy in the 1990s. The decade that began so dramatically with the Persian Gulf War contained a series of military operations that continued to refine the nature of what 'wars' are and America, as a media operations in Kosovo, Iraq, and Somalia, were highly visible media events, cooperatively produced by national media corporations and the various departments of the United States federal government. As new media strategies of covering miliarty conflicts converged with increasingly brief and limited operations, the fundamental nature of how America fought, participated, and remembered wars appeared under revision in the 1990s. The implications of these lessons are used to draw some early inferences to the War on Terror.