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David Schlesinger Quotes

My concern is that the initial and the only army investigation was done by the unit concerned...(and) that did not give anyone an objective view of what really happened. What we're asking is for the inspector general of the Department of Defense to take a high-level investigation.
David Schlesinger
#Army

In the interests of the independent media the United States has pledged to foster in Iraq, it is imperative the authorities act speedily to clarify with news organizations any suspicions arising from the activities of journalists working for us.
David Schlesinger
#Iraq

Covering a war like Iraq is a terribly dangerous yet vital undertaking. We do everything in our power to protect journalists while still reporting the full story to serve our global audience.
David Schlesinger
#Iraq

Because it has become such a dangerous place, news organizations do rely on Iraqi staffers. These journalists get caught up in their own country's sectarian violence. Their presence has also created potential conflicts with the U.S. military, which has had a difficult and slow time accepting that Iraqis have been professional and objective journalists.
David Schlesinger
#News

That threat has affected everyone's coverage. We talk about safety all the time. We do special training. Because of the danger of being caught up in sectarian violence or being kidnapped, we have to have these very rigid restrictions on how people work.
David Schlesinger
#Safety

It's a tribute to journalists from all organizations who have died in the conflict. This cuts beyond competition. We are very aware of the sacrifices people make personally, the sacrifices families make in order to tell the story, in order to tell the truth. This is something that affects the entire industry, the entire world as well.
David Schlesinger
#Competition