Should U.S. Foreign Policy Protocols Be Compromised for Its Front Line Journalists?

Discussion in 'Politics' started by sidneyworld, Aug 5, 2009.

  1. sidneyworld

    sidneyworld Senior Member

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    I have quite often wondered about this issue because of the nature of journalism, and those who place themselves and their country in potentially political and mortal danger. While yes, they are citizens, they were not commissioned by the United States Military to venture into hostile territories in the world with the potential of being incarcerated, possibly imprisoned indefinitely, tortured, murdered... whatever the remedy of their own justice system might qualify.

    While the United States cannot constitutionally, and thankfully so, regulate the travels of its people, professionally or otherwise, those who deliberately venture into areas where capture would send off a firestorm of political controversy and compromise for their safe release should have some expectation or at least some recognition of not placing their country in such a position.

    Anne Marie

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