Twenty-First Century Embedded Journalists: Lawful Targets?

Moore, Douglas W.
July 2009
Army Lawyer;Jul2009, Issue 434, p1
Trade Publication
The article focuses on the role of embedded journalism in international armed conflicts and its impact on U.S. military combat operations. It examines the susceptibility of embedded journalists as lawful targets of insurgents. It notes the responsibility of the U.S. military on the safety of embedded journalists. Furthermore, it also explores the engagement of embedded journalists on their professional mission when entangles in the middle of the battlefield.


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