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March 24, 2010

Afghan Update: I'm Sure You're Dying to Have Your Picture Taken

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Maybe there’s a reason — besides the success of the surge — that we’re seeing fewer photos of U.S. casualties in Afghanistan. New censorship rules require photographers to hassle wounded soldiers to get photos like this. …But then, if the press is loath to seriously dig into the logic, strategy and day-to-day course of the war in Afghanistan, what’s the point of publishing photos of American wounded anyway?

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