So now the Obama Admin has given the msm the okay to photograph the caskets of fallen soldiers, provided their families give their OK. This is an old issue, and it has been clear to most that the motivation to photograph caskets would not be to honor the deceased but to serve a political purpose.
Blackfive nails it:
However, not one of my fallen brothers, and not any of my friends in the war zones now, would ever want their death to be used by the media, their families, or anyone else that might reduce their sacrifice or the effort to win the war.
Will the wishes of the fallen soldier him/herself be honored? Civilians are encouraged to execute advance directives for end of life issues, and presumably members of the military have the opportunity to do the same. Maybe the question of casket photos should be a part of that process.