The Press: Covering Korea

In Korea last week, a harassed Public Information officer looked over half a dozen correspondents who had just flown in from Tokyo and muttered wearily: "By the time we start getting back some of the ground we've lost, there'll be a reporter in every rifle squad."

It wasn't quite that crowded. But by last week there were 271 correspondents from 19 countries reporting the Korean war. And they were still coming in.

Debonair Columnist Joe Alsop flew in to Tokyo with five pieces of luggage en route to Korea, was finally convinced that he needed...

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