Here’s a quote from a columnist in the New York Times on May 28th:
If Joseph Heller were still around, he might appreciate the bureaucratic elegance of paragraph 11(a) of IAW Change 3, DoD Directive 5122.5:
“Names, video, identifiable written/oral descriptions or identifiable photographs of wounded service members will not be released without the service member’s prior written consent.”
That’s right, the press no longer has the right to photograph wounded soldiers. What is it about this war that caused us to have to change the rules?