|Scooped by SamuelD|
Some argue that censorship of miltary affairs protects sensitive information, however throughout these conflicts, there has been a public debate over how much information about the fighting should be released to the press and public. Although there are some understandible ground rules for reprtorting that protect top secret opperations, the public is contsntly keep away from the grotesque reality of war which has affected their perception of americas actions abroad. Many international organozations are outraged at the alleged crimes against humanity that have unfolded during the U.S. occupation of Iraq and gone unreported in the media. Some jorunalists beloveve americas censorship is an effort to sanitize war and keep the American public in the dark about its real nature. The New York Times published an article in 2008 titled "4,000 U.S. deaths, and a handful of images," about the case of a freelance photographer, Zoriah Miller, who was barred from covering the U.S. Marines in Iraq after he posted some graphic images online without military permission. Miller said, "It's absolutely censorship. Deciding what I can and cannot document, I don't see a clearer definition of censorship." Miller went on to say the fact that these photos were so new to people proved that censorship is really there. The American public has been kept away from the horrific reality of war and the government has claimed that it has been an effort to protect those serving. However, this simply cannot be the case because more and more americans die every year in combat but somehow very few of the images documenting these calamities make it past military review boards and into the public domain.