pentagon to allow media photos of war dead
from thinkprogress: Defense and congressional officials said today that “news organizations will be allowed to photograph the homecomings of America’s war dead under a new Pentagon policy” but “only if the families of the fallen agree.” President George H.W. Bush instituted the ban on photographing flag-draped caskets at Dover Air Force Base and the Republican-led Senate backed the policy in 2004. Last year however, Defense Secretary Robert Gates ordered a review of the ban with Sen. John Kerry (D-MA) and Frank Lautenburg (D-NJ) urging the White House to reverse it shortly after President Obama took office.
flashback: cusack: coffin photo ban 'most cowardly political act'
fair use notice: this site contains copyrighted material the use of which has not always been specifically authorized by the copyright owner. we are making such material available in our efforts to advance understanding of environmental, political, human rights, economic, democracy, scientific, & social justice issues, etc. we believe this constitutes a 'fair use' of any such copyrighted material as provided for in section 107 of the US copyright law. In accordance with title 17 usc section 107, the material on this site is distributed without profit to those who have expressed a prior interest in receiving the included information for research and educational purposes.