Censorship or security concerns?
“The U.S. media is very dependent upon the military – which is an arm of the U.S. government – to get them into certain places and to protect them to make sure they stay alive when they go there to cover certain things. So the journalists are dependent on the military to be able to get there and to get information. And the military has a very vested interest in that information, in how it gets reported,” Amy Mitchell told RT.
The Pentagon is being accused of trying to censor the news coverage of U.S. forces. Journalists wanting to accompany troops first have their previous work rated in terms of how positive it's been.
Journalists have expressed outrage at a scheme that screens reporters.