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Question 1 Barstow’s argument about Iraq War coverage emphasizes the relationship between the Pentagon, media commentators, and defense contractors. A) True. This is the focus of the Barstow reading. B) False.
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Question 2 Barstow criticizes the media’s coverage of the Iraq War, but does not go so far as to suggest that the Pentagon relied on surrogates to mislead the public. A) True. B) False. Barstow shows that Generals and Admirals who appeared on network television conveyed Pentagon talking points that mischaracterized the status of the Iraq war. C) It is hard to say.
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Question 3 Jarecki’s argument about the military-industrial complex emphasizes the relationship between defense contractors, members of Congress, and the Pentagon. A) True. This is the focus of the Jarecki chapter. B) False.
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Question 4 Franklin Spinney thinks that the military-industrial
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Unformatted text preview: complex is partially responsible for decisions to go to war. A) True. Spinney (and Jarecki) suggest that the military-industrial complex has multiple effects, one of which is to inflate the risk of war. (Can you re-read the relevant passages in Jarecki to see why?) B) False. Question 5 From the Barstow article: what did Pentagon documents mean when they referred to force multipliers? A) Weapons that increase the effectiveness of other weapons. B) Soldiers who increase the effectiveness of other soldiers. C) Military analysts who could be counted on to deliver the Administrations message on TV. Evidently, military leaders believed that, as ostensibly impartial experts, the analysts could amplify the Pentagons message and make it seem more credible. D) A and B...
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This note was uploaded on 09/09/2011 for the course PLSI 200 taught by Professor Schendan during the Spring '08 term at S.F. State.

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