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COMM 3597 Media and Terrorism 13015 1137 AM Conventional war Guerilla war and Terrorism and Emergence of Modern Terrorism Week Three January 28th30th News Item Ukrainian Civil War 0 Ukraine vs Russian rebels 0 Language struggles leading to government issues 0 Ukraine History Video Border landquot 0 Europe fear expansion Crimea Peninsula Ukraine part of USSR Stalin Soviet Union break 1991 independence Orange Revolution 2004 election election protests Territorial integrity Russia invading Ukraine 0 Mismanagement Fourth Generation Warfare Generations of Warfare 0 First Mass conscription boots on the groundquot states standing army dirty work French Revolution 0 Second Mass firepower cannonsriflesetc line up troops and send to enemy American Revolution 0 Third Tactical maneuvers and local decision makers nuclear warfare changes power structure World War II 0 Fourth State loses monopoly of violence to substate groups 0 911 terrorism not government substate group 0 Returns to a world of premilitant nationalism where cultures clash rather than states Problems with 4GW Narrative metaphor creating distinct episodes may be helpful but also oversimplify Influence of technology nuclear capability 0 Consider issues of power current world military power is unipolar 0 US spends the largest amount of money on military expenses 4GW as GuerillaTerrorist Warfare in Unipolar World OOOOOOO 4GW seen as battle of politicalideological will vs economicmilitary power make strategic goals of the powerful unachievable or costly Counteroperation warfare only viable when seeking limited objectives against a Western style democracy that can change its mind Role of Media 0 Media affecting political will 0 Perception of costs outweighing benefits defeated political will as in Vietnam 0 Perception of sunk costs needing added commitment Discussion 0 When might mass media cause a doubting down against an enemy sunk costs argument When might media cause public to lose faith in a war 20th Century Innovation 0 Writing prompt examples drone social media phones etc Super Bowl Security 0 No drone zonequot 0 New threat Privacysecurityproperty issues Isis in the News 0 Captured Japanese journalistpilot Deadline for trade of prisoners suicide bomber woman came and went no communication 0 Talks are possibly ongoing Nuclear Scientist Gone Rouge 0 Exemployee of Los Alamos is imprisoned for five years after trying to give away nuclear secrets etc 0 Nuclear war is inevitablequot 1 in 2 shot in destroying ourselves in the next 100 years too bleak possible but not that high When Weather Attacks Video 0 Media Influence and inaccurate claims The Trajectory of Terrorism Pinker book reading Better Angles of our Nature We are at what is the most nonviolent point in the history of the human race Info from hunter gather societies shows death was ever present shattered bones Capital punishment torture slavery cruelty as entertainment murder have all declined worldwide Particularly since 1945 steep decline mostly in Europe in interstate wars and ethnic conflicts Ex killing for being a witch noticing animal love This decrease is due to o 1 Openness in society better government democracy 0 2 Expectations for standards of living expect more no longer worry about famine medicine etc our needs are being met can focus on more selfactualization o 3 Ability to empathize with others media effect think of how we d feel in someone else s shoes Terrorism is no different than other forms of violence prevalence is going down Advocates looking at the risk of terrorism as probabilistic rather than based on experience Narrative vs Statistical Information Data statistics math relationships content 0 Offers validity Storyline connection to plot context 0 Offers meaningfulness Important to have both of these in a story Pinker is very good at providing good content reasonably good context but some have questioned his story The Threat of Terrorism Terrorism is a tactic not an ideology or regime so we ll never win the War on Terror similar to never being able to rid the world of evil quot Metaphor on waging war on terrorism is unhelpful particularly when his narrative is that Islamist terrorism is burning out 0 Goal 0 Objective terms the toll is less about actual deaths than the creation of fear terror 0 Terrorism has existed for a long time but modern terrorism can incite fear because technology is available but we don t yet understand it The Role of Media in the Threat of Terrorism 0 Provides us with multiple believable narratives we can experience 0 Emphasis on the worst case scenario weather attach example Writing Prompt 0 Media should be more careful when communicating threat believe world is worse than it is 0 Media has an obligation to people who have a right to knowquot what might happen 0 Which do you choosequot The Coming War with any number of groups in many locations 0 Media offers us multiple perspectives multiple narratives of what might happen or what s happening Major Point from Pinker 0 Violence is declining in the modern world but that decline will depend on what narratives are believed reflexivity to be true depends on mindset 0 Truth history as a story that has determinate beginning and ending 13015 1137 AM 13015 1137 AM
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