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Topic - Steven Boylan
The Hollywood movie "Act of Valor" — the nation's No. 1 box-office attraction, starring real Navy SEALs — has put the spotlight on the U.S. military's post-Sept. 11, 2001, love affair with the media.
In less than three years, Army Gen. David H. Petraeus has risen from the brunt of ridicule by Democrats to President Obama's most valuable field general.
"If we don't tell the story, somebody else will, and they will probably get it wrong," he said, summing up the military's thinking about journalism.
"We'll go downtown, to Lawrence, middle of the day, and the students, both military and civilian, have to go get a story," Col. Boylan said.