Rethinking Media Coverage Of Fallen Troops
President Obama has indicated that the Pentagon will review a policy banning the press from photographing the remains of U.S. troops returning to the states in flag-draped "transfer cases" at Dover Air Force Base. The ban has been in effect since the Gulf War in 1991.
John Barry, national security correspondent for Newsweek, once attended the unloading of the coffins from a C-17 at Dover. He writes that witnessing "an event so moving in its intimacy and restraint" made him feel like an intruder.
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