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Ban on Photos of War Casualties Lifted

April 6, 2009

For the first time in 18 years, the public will be able to see the consequences of the decisions to send our troops into conflict. Christian Davenport at the Washington Post has the story.

Whatever one’s position on the Iraq war, the war in Afghanistan or war in general, the public should not be shielded from the most complete description of the impact that war has on those who fight in our name. To that end, allowing the public to view the evidence of what Lincoln called “the last full measure of devotion” should not only be a right given to us but also, in some ways, an obligation owed by us.

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