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Dispatches Chapter Summary & Analysis - Chapter 5, Part II Colleagues Summary

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Chapter 5, Part II Colleagues Summary and Analysis

Both correspondents and soldiers experience the same reactions to war. Most lose the feeling of adventure after the first few firefights, but others continue as if acting in a war movie. Herr and another correspondent, David Greenway from Time, ask a Marine to cover them as they run through a dangerous stretch, a pointless risk and one taken straight out of the movies. Greenway snaps a photo along the way, another act of daring that could have cost his life. Other correspondents also take risks. Photographer John Schneider rides a bike from the top of Hill 881 North to Hill 881 South in the middle of a battle.

Between the JUSPAO (Joint US Public Affairs Office) and the editors in America, most stories fed to the public emphasize the war from the positive side. Progress always moves ahead. Kill ratios skew...

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