11 Years Ago: On Return of First American Bodies from Iraq
U.S. troops were now dying every day in Iraq--the first of more than 4400 in the coming eight years--and returning home at Dover, Del. This would soon become a flashpoint as the military would not allow photos or film coverage for many years--part of a general "coverup" of graphic images of war. Here's how the NYTcovered the early days eleven years ago. My new book covers what happened after that in the long struggle for media coverage of this solemn event.