Casualty Reporting and Domestic Support for War: The US Experience during the Korean War

@article{Casey2010CasualtyRA,
  title={Casualty Reporting and Domestic Support for War: The US Experience during the Korean War},
  author={Steven Casey},
  journal={Journal of Strategic Studies},
  year={2010},
  volume={33},
  pages={291 - 316}
}
  • Steven Casey
  • Published 2010
  • Political Science
  • Journal of Strategic Studies
Abstract The common argument that public support for war is casualty sensitive ignores the fact that casualty figures are not revealed automatically. While the military decides when, and to whom, to release such information, political elites can question, even condemn, how the government goes about this business. After briefly exploring how the US military operated during the two world wars, this article focuses on American casualty reporting during the Korean War, arguing that the way the… Expand
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