Internet Muddles Process Of Notifying Next Of Kin

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Facebook and email make it easier for families to keep track of loved ones serving in the military in Afghanistan and Iraq, but when a soldier dies, does the Internet also muddle the process of notifying next of kin? The military shuts down web access for units when they suffer casualties. Greg Jaffe of the Washington Post reports that the policy can leave families in the dark about whether their loved ones have survived.  Jaffe reports on one incident that involved several military wives at Fort Campbell in Kentucky.

This program aired on November 11, 2010.


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