The Pentagon is allowing more than 500 journalists to accompany U.S. forces in Iraq. If there is a war, they will cover combat directly from the field. Diane will hear different perspectives on the value and implications of this level of access.


  • James Fallows national correspondent for the "Atlantic Monthly."
  • Bryan Whitman deputy assistant secretary of defense for public affairs, U.S. Department of Defense

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