Reporters embedded into the war architecture

Vaughan Smith, founder of London’s Frontline Club, writes that the process of embedding journalists in the military machine (especially in Afghanistan) is increasing the chances of the next war:

So-called “embedding”, the term for the practice by which journalists have been allowed to accompany allied troops in the Iraq and Afghan wars, is not just a way for the military to manage information but is an unspoken compact with the media that helps sustain the conflicts themselves.

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