TITLE

On Pentagon beat, war reporting can be hell

AUTHOR(S)
Hatch, David
PUB. DATE
March 1999
SOURCE
Electronic Media;03/15/99, Vol. 18 Issue 11, p27
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Focuses on challenges encountered by war reporters in covering the United States Pentagon, the primary source of information for national and international stories. Availability of the military's video of high-technology weapons zeroing in on their targets; National security correspondent at CBS, David Martin's claim that the US military do not release videotape of bombs that miss.
ACCESSION #
1749745

 

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