Adel Iskandar Speaks About Violent YouTube Footage on Al Jazeera English

American soldiers as well as fighters from Iraq and Afghanistan are posting raw, violent footage of their conflicts on YouTube and other video-sharing sites. In a recent episode of Al Jazeera English’s Riz Khan Show, CCAS adjunct professor Adel Iskandar voiced his thoughts about these postings.

“[They constitute] a major public relations battle,” he said. “[They are] a public diplomacy tool [and] a psychological operations tool…and the international public is there to make a decision as to whether or not there is such a thing as a victory.”

Iskandar was joined by Dr. Jennifer Terry, Associate Professor at the University of California, Irvine, and Iraqi journalist Mr. Salam Talib.