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U.S. Troops Harming Press Coverage of Iraq War, Reuters Says

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Reuters told Sen. John Warner, head of the Armed Services Committee, that U.S. forces are restricting the ability of journalists to cover the war in Iraq. In a letter to the Virginia Senator, Reuters referred to a “long parade of disturbing incidents” in which journalists were killed, wrongfully detailed or illegally abused by U.S. troops. The news agency asked Warner to press Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld to find a way to balance security needs with rights of journalists in combat zones. (9/29/05)