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US military explains its new posture

Liz Sly reports for The Washington Post:

In Iraq, it’s the end of an era: The U.S. military on Wednesday closed its press desk, which has sometimes informed and often baffled journalists for the past eight and a half years.

True to form, the final announcement — from the soldiers whose job it was to shape the message of the war — had members of the press corps scratching their heads.

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