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Rules of Reporter Engagement

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Rules of Reporter Engagement

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Rules of Reporter Engagement

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If the United States does go to war with Iraq, listeners, viewers and readers around the world will be kept informed by several hundred reporters, who will be embedded with the troops. Journalists will live, eat, sleep and march with soldiers. This is a markedly different — and more open — approach than was used in 1991 during the Gulf War. NPR's Steve Inskeep talks to Brian Whitman, deputy assistant secretary of defense for media operations, about the Pentagon's new plans for cooperation between the media and the military.