US forces ‘out of control’, says Reuters chief

“Reuters has told the US government that American forces’ conduct towards journalists in Iraq is ‘spiralling out of control’ and preventing full coverage of the war reaching the public.

The detention and accidental shootings of journalists is limiting how journalists can operate, wrote David Schlesinger, the Reuters global managing editor, in a letter to Senator John Warner, head of the armed services committee.

The Reuters news service chief referred to ‘a long parade of disturbing incidents whereby professional journalists have been killed, wrongfully detained, and/or illegally abused by US forces in Iraq’.” (Guardian.UK)