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Military / Casket Photo Ban #935172

CBS Evening News for Thursday, Feb 26, 2009
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(Studio: Katie Couric) Report introduced.

(Pentagon: David Martin) President Obama's decision involving the ban on taking pictures as the bodies of war dead are returned home featured; photos shown of flag-draped coffins at Dover Air Force Base; details given about the ban under the first President George Bush and accusations that his son used the ban to cover the cost of the Iraq war. [Secretary of Defense Robert GATES - says these decisions should be up to the families.] [Mother of fallen soldier Karen MEREDITH†- says she never got the photograph of her son returning to his home country.] [Air Force widow Nikki DAS†- says this image is not something she needs to see for eternity on the Internet.] [Army widow Ellen ANDERSON†- comments.]

Couric, Katie;
Martin, David

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