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US retracts policy likening war journalists to 'spies'

The Pentagon updated its Law of War Manual, which provides guidance and legal advice for military commanders, excising language which drew fire from news organizationsThe Pentagon on Friday updated its Law of War Manual, which provides guidance and legal advice for military commanders, excising language which drew fire from news organizations. The updated manual “contains a substantial revision to the section on journalists” reflecting “input provided by the news media,” a Department of Defense statement said. “After the manual’s release last year, DoD lawyers heard concerns brought forward by media organizations and engaged in a productive, thoughtful dialogue with journalists that helped us improve the manual and communicate more clearly the department’s support for the protection of journalists under the law of war,” said the agency’s general counsel Jennifer O’Connor.

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