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    Defense Department okays media photographs of war dead

    And I completely agree with this decision by the DoD. War is not antiseptic. It is hell, so Sherman said, and if we are at war, then we don't need to be shielded from the horrors of war, and if it is one worth fighting, we will stay the course. After all, we are all adults here, aren't we?

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    Re: Defense Department okays media photographs of war dead

    Quote Originally Posted by danarhea View Post
    And I completely agree with this decision by the DoD. War is not antiseptic. It is hell, so Sherman said, and if we are at war, then we don't need to be shielded from the horrors of war, and if it is one worth fighting, we will stay the course. After all, we are all adults here, aren't we?

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    I don't think there should be any censorship of it, but i don't that this means the reports/journalists should run out and take as much pictures of coffins as possible. Common Courtesy.
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    Re: Defense Department okays media photographs of war dead

    The whole point in censoring journalists was to prevent domestic outrage over the war. The U.S. government learned from past campaigns that even showing the coffins led to more popular protests.

    This is a good move. If a country is at war, the consequences should not be censored.

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    Re: Defense Department okays media photographs of war dead

    I don't think there should be any censorship of it, but i don't that this means the reports/journalists should run out and take as much pictures of coffins as possible. Common Courtesy.
    Under the new policy photographers must get permission of the families of the victims before the photographs can be published.

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