War Correspondents: Rebuttal & Reply

When the New Leader published his critical report on the press corps in Viet Nam last month, veteran Military Reporter S.L.A. Marshall said, "I hoped there would be a strong protest." Out of positive rebuttal, he felt, "may come some better understanding."

Protest there was. In last week's issue, the New Leader printed rebuttals from eight correspondents (including two from Time Inc.). Almost to a man, Marshall's critics objected to what they felt was a suggestion that they shunned danger. Too many of them have been killed or wounded, they argued, for their courage to be in question. The...

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