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Where can you find combat footage from Iraq?

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Combat footage from Iraq is available for viewing on Youtube.com and Liveleak.com. Youtube offers combat footage which conforms to the site's community standards and is comparable to footage displayed on American broadcast media.

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In contrast to Youtube, some of the content on Liveleak is much more graphic in nature. Some documentaries featuring combat footage from Iraq include "Gunner Palace" and "Control Room." "Control Room" is notable for contrasting the coverage of the 2003 invasion between U.S. media outlets, such as CNN, and Qatar-based Aljazeera. The film shows Aljazeera, like other media outlets in the Middle East, broadcasting uncensored combat footage, contributing to difficulties with U.S. Central Command.

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