Media Aid Iraq Terrorists: Military to Restrict Journalist Access
Said the Iraq correspondent:
"Now, when it comes to roadside bombs, I almost don't know what else to say and commanders don't know what else to do. We have almost said it all before and they've tried it all before.
"They have wrapped all of their soldiers in armor when they go out on the streets, soldiers you see now have heavily armored vehicles, they have Kevlar head to toe just about.
"But American commanders say one of the things they've discovered is that when they allow reporters along to see some of the successful methods they were employing, they found that the insurgents were actually going on the Web, doing the research, and finding out what was working against them and then engineering a way around it.
"For instance, the Americans were trumpeting the success of the buffalo trucks. They're large armored vehicles that were just about impervious to roadside bombs, and they were being used to find them and blow them up. Well, the insurgents apparently studied that, built a bigger bomb, a shaped charge, and now that's taken a few buffalos out.
"So commanders have told us that they're going to have fewer members of the media along with their detection teams as a way to save American lives."