(Em)bed with the Troops
Friday, February 21, 2003
If another war does happen in Iraq, this time hundreds of reporters will be on the frontlines to witness it. The Pentagon is "embedding" around 500 reporters with military units in the Persian Gulf…on the condition that the reporters agree to certain ground rules. Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Media Operations Brian Whitman outlines some of those rules for OTM, and military historian Major Robert Bateman joins Brooke to discuss some of the potential impacts of close contact between reporters and soldiers.