Adventures Of Sherlock Holmes

.. In the book “Acts of War” by Richard Holmes, the theme of war psychology is one of the primary topics that are discussed as it applies to information dissemination and developing the soldiers’ self-confidence and psyche for the war. Holmes discusses how proper and selective information dissemination inside and outside the military institution is crucial for the proper development of the nation and military’s morale and confidence especially during war time. In the issue of selective information dissemination, news that reach the public must be carefully crafted and selected in order to create the image that the American military are handling the conflict at hand satisfactorily. Holmes presents a comparative study of how news and reports about events and actions in the battlefield are reported. News and reports are often delivered consisting of vague words and military jargon such as “failed to secure,” “casualties,” and “clearing” as words and phrases substituted to losing the war, deaths, and war killings. Addressing these news in a vague manner helps decrease the degree of violence and worry that the public may have after hearing the news about the state of war America is currently involved in. In addition to proper information …

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