Tuesday, May 02, 2006

Fighting the Last Media War

It's pretty cliche for military historians to look at the conduct of a military establishment defeated in war and ascribe the defeat to "fighting the last war". This is true of analyses of Vietnam (trying to fight an insurgency using WWII/Korea-era large unit tactics), or of the Maginot line, or the Franco-Prussian War, on down the line.

I've got to say this is the first time I've seen that type of analysis applied to The Media War, a branch of psyops. I think the crowing is a bit premature, however, since the Old Media is still very, very powerful in the world, and still content to act as the propaganda arm of our enemies.

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