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Journalists assigned to specific military units during armed conflicts. The term arose from a strategy devised by the Pentagon in 2002 which reflected changing conditions in war reporting, including: the impact of new technologies, increased risks to reporters, and more sophisticated media manipulation by government. Research has found that embedding does not affect the overall impartiality of reports, although some studies detect a more pro-military tone. While there is no lack of information, critics have argued that the perspective of reporters is severely narrowed, foregrounding the spectacle of war and overlooking wider contexts.

http://www.warandmedia.org/documents/comfort_summary.doc Embedded reporters

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