|•||Except when pools "provide the only feasible means of early access to a military operation"|
|•||Except "for specific events, such as those at extremely remote locations or where space is limited"|
|•||Except when "Special Operations restrictions may limit access in some cases"|
Any Pentagon staff officer who cannot use those "exceptions" to ensure tightly controlled, portal-to-portal pool operations should have his or her buttons snipped off.
Field commanders "will permit journalists to ride on military vehicles and aircraft whenever feasible." The Navy for its entire history has determined that "whenever feasible" means whenever there is assurance that the resulting prose and pictures will glorify the Navy and Marine Corps.
"Consistent with its capabilities" the press will be provided with facilities for the transmission of "pool material." When such facilities are unavailable, "journalists will, as always, file by any other means available," although "electromagnetic operational security . . . may require limited restrictions."