Army & Navy - COMMAND: The Old Army Game

Military expediency collided head-on last week with the U.S. public's right to know the truth.

In the bitter confusion of the German breakthrough the Army clamped down a censorship thicker than the pea-soup fog that shrouded the great German counterattack. Communiqués were as much as 48 hours behind the event. When they came they were meager and vague. Correspondents blew up.

The Army's explanation: the situation after the breakthrough was so "fluid" that detailed stories would jeopardize plans for meeting the German offense. Correspondents said it less politely: the First Army had...

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