Battlefronts: Big Splash over a Small Pool

Ever since reporters were barred from the Grenada invasion a year ago, the press and the Pentagon have been struggling to devise methods for future combat coverage. The Defense Department decided to designate a "war pool" of reporters to cover the initial stages of a military action and share notes and pictures with colleagues. Last week, however, another skirmish broke out when the composition of the eleven-member pool was announced: four network correspondents, a two-man camera crew, two wire-service reporters, a newsmagazine correspondent, a radio broadcaster and a photographer. Notably missing: a daily newspaper reporter.

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