WASHINGTON - Defense Secretary Robert Gates on Thursday said he was lifting the ban against media photos of soldiers' coffins returning to the U.S. and will instead leave the decision up to families.
Gates told reporters earlier this month that he was reviewing the policy and that if the needs of the families could be met, and the privacy concerns could be addressed, he favored honoring fallen troops as much as possible.
The emerging policy mirrors one at Arlington National Cemetery, in which families largely decide whether they want media coverage.
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i support it, people need to see how many people are dying for NOTHING! no offence military wives. i know they want to do good... but it is Accomplishing nothing.
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