The Pentagon has revised its Law of War guidelines to remove wording that could permit U.S. military commanders to treat war correspondents as “unprivileged belligerents” if they think the journalists are sympathizing or cooperating with enemy forces.
The amended manual, published on Friday, also drops wording that equated journalism with spying.
A war correspondent espies
all sorts of great ruses and lies
when out at the front,
but if she is blunt
she’s prone to a six foot downsize.