Release of Photos Sparks Debate on FOI and Privacy

by Sabrina I. Pacifici on April 24, 2004

“Department of Defense spokesman Bryan Whitman and Dana Milbank of the Washington Post debate the Pentagon’s ban on media coverage of the return of fallen service members that was broken twice this week.” [Link]

  • The gallery of 361 photos, obtained via a FOIA request by the Memoryhole.org and whose posting resulted in this controversy. The photos have now been identified to include those of the return of the Columbia astronauts, as well as our service men and women who served in Afghanistan and Iraq.
  • Bush backs policy restricting images of war dead
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