Reporting: Under Military Control

One of the biggest radio networks in Europe belongs to the Pentagon. Operated mainly for 200,000 G.I.s and their dependents in Europe, the American Forces Network also reaches some 30 million other listeners. Not only does it provide Europe with Continent-wide English-language broadcasts, it has also won fame for its independent, even-handed news coverage. Despite its U.S. military sponsorship, Europeans have come to rely on it for more speedy delivery of the news than their own radio and television stations.

All the more noticeable, then, has been its deterioration over the past...

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