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The term wartime communication suggests a variety of approaches and perspectives. Wartime communication can include functional modes of communication such as radio signaling or satellite navigation; social dimensions of communication involving correspondence between the war front and home front; and informative aspects of communication such as press coverage and other visual representations of war. Because the nature of wartime communication encompasses such a vast landscape, this entry focuses only on American conflicts. The entry expands on these three types of wartime communication to offer brief overviews of three approaches to wartime communication. Research on wartime communication has undergone significant change as the widespread use of personal computers, Internet accessibility, and the proliferation of social network sites from a war zone presents communication scholars with new ...

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