War Coverage Takes a Negative Turn (washingtonpost.com) But the Pentagon still controls access in some areas where journalists want to dig for information. One dramatic clash took place last weekend when Washington Post reporter Doug Struck tried to visit the site of the Jan. 24 raid. He was turned away at gunpoint by U.S. soldiers who threatened to shoot him if he went farther.

Struck said from Afghanistan that “the important thing isn’t whether Doug Struck was threatened. It shows the extremes the military is going to to keep this war secret, to keep reporters from finding out what’s going on.”

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