The Press: The Army's Doctrine

Newsmen thumbed through a new official pamphlet, stopped short at one pregnant paragraph, read it again. No, their eyes had not deceived them. The U.S. Army (in Guide to the Use of Information Materials) had given its own startling view of what the U.S. public should know:

"It should be recognized that news is not the sacred property of the press, but something in the public domain. In time of war the armed forces themselves are creators of news and have therefore a vested interest in the way it is reported and edited by the...

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