Returning Coffins

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According to a Washington Post report, the Bush administration has banned news coverage and photography of dead soldiers arriving in caskets on military bases. The Pentagon says the policy went into effect in November 2000 — in the waning days of the Clinton administration — but it had not been enforced strictly until now. Critics say the White House is trying to keep attention away from fatalities in Iraq. We'll discuss the propriety of photographing the coffins of dead soldiers.


Dana Milbank
*Washington Post reporter
*Wrote article in Tuesday's Post about new regulations forbidding photographs of returning coffins

Meredith Leyva
* Runs the Web site, a forum for wives of military personnel (her husband is in the Navy)



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