General restricts war-zone photography



General restricts war-zone photography 24 May 2012 Marine commanders in Afghanistan have cracked down on war-zone photography in the wake of two international scandals [war crimes] this year in which U.S. troops were depicted posing with dead Taliban fighters. Rank-and-file personnel assigned to Regional Command Southwest, headquartered here in Helmand province, have been ordered to take photographs only for official purposes while outside the wire, said Maj. Gen. Charles Gurganus, head of I Marine Expeditionary Force (Forward).

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