The Press: Double Trouble

For the first time since the Korean war began, U.S. news services last week were getting incomprehensible, hashed-up field dispatches tersely ending: "Rest of story withheld by censor." Reason: General MacArthur's Tokyo headquarters had imposed a second censorship on stories already cleared by General Matt Ridgway's Eighth Army censors in the field, and had set up a board of ex-combat officers to run it. Under this sort of fire, Eighth Army censors had become tougher too.

The reason for the double check, Tokyo explained, was that information vital to the enemy had been seeping out of field headquarters, some of it in...

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