Obama 2009 – OK To Photograph American Dead

U.S. lifts photo ban on military coffins
By Elisabeth Bumiller
Published: Monday, December 7, 2009

WASHINGTON — In a reversal of an 18-year-old military policy that critics said was hiding the ultimate cost of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, the news media will now be allowed to photograph the flag-draped coffins of America’s war dead as their bodies are returned to the United States, but only if the families of the dead agree.

The decision, which Defense Secretary Robert Gates announced Thursday, lifts a 1991 blanket ban on such photographs put in place under President George Bush. It chiefly affects coffins arriving from Iraq and Afghanistan that go through Dover Air Force Base in Delaware.

http://www.nytimes.com

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1 Response to Obama 2009 – OK To Photograph American Dead

  1. Latitude says:

    Can’t release the photos when they don’t jive with the story you’re trying to tell……….

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