Monday, April 6, 2009

American reporters have shown a coffin who died in Afghanistan, the military.

The U.S. media on Sunday was admitted to the ceremony for the return of remains of deceased U.S. military in Afghanistan, reported Associated Press. The ban on press coverage of these ceremonies has acted in over 18 years, and was repealed by a decision of the Minister of Defense Robert Gates.
The coffin with the body of 30-year-old Air Force Staff Sergeant Phillip Myers (Phillip Myers) was taken by plane to the base near the town of Dover, the capital of Delaware. Myers died April 4 at the border of the Afghan province of Helmand, a result of mine craftsmanship. The ceremony, attended by the widow of Staff Sergeant and his family, lasted for a military airfield about 20 minutes.
Under the new rules of the Pentagon, reporters at the ceremony, let those with the consent of the relatives of the victims. The previous rules, introduced in 1991 under President George Bush senior, were canceled at the initiative of a new head of state Barack Obama. Critics of the ban argued that it hides from the public consequences of wars, although its original purpose was to protect the families of the victims of press interference.

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