The Military and the Media

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The relationship between the military and the media is not always an easy one. But, without the news media, the American public would have a far narrower understanding of what our military is doing in our name. As difficult as it sometimes may be for both parties involved, getting the relationship between the Defense Department and journalists right is essential for our democracy. In this episode, Alice and Jim speak with scholar Dr. Amanda Cronkhite, Washington Post National Security journalist Greg Jaffe, and Army Public Affairs Officer Colonel Myles Caggins to get their perspectives on what journalists and members of the military should do to get this relationship right more often.