Thomas Rid is a Tapir Fellow at the Institut français des relations internationales (Ifri) in Paris, at Johns Hopkins University’s School for Advanced International Studies (SAIS), and at the Rand Corporation. Previously he worked at the German government’s foreign policy think tank Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik and the American Academy in Berlin. He is author of War and Media Operations. The U.S. Military and the Press from Vietnam to Iraq (Routledge, 2007). Christofer Burger’s inspiration, Marc Hecker’s counsel, and Pete Kilner’s fact checking, significantly improved the text. The author thanks them.