Gates wants military interviews with press cleared

Defense Secretary Robert Gates arrives on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2010, to testifying before the Senate Armed Services Committee hearing on the Defense Department's budget. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
July 3, 2010 1:55:15 PM PDT
Military officials will need Pentagon clearance for interviews and other dealings with reporters, according to an order from Defense Secretary Robert Gates not long after the top general in Afghanistan was fired for his comments in a magazine article.

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