US defense Secretary, Ash Carter, is being asked by Reporters Without Borders (RWB) to amend a new Pentagon manual that is labeling war journalists as spies, unprivileged belligerents and saboteurs.
Is this new manual an indication the U.S. government is openly marking journalists who challenge Washington’s objectives?
An open letter was published by RWB to Carter about the Law of War Manual. The manual has infuriated reporters “for saying war reporters may be held liable for ‘engaging in hostilities’ or spying, sabotage and similar acts behind enemy lines’,” according to The Guardian.
The War Manual, was published on June 24 and is 1,176 pages of revisions, the first revisions since 1956.
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