The Press: Indo-China's Other War

During the war for Indo-China, the press corps has been waging an underground battle of its own. Last week it erupted in an open fight, as 21 war correspondents at Hanoi signed a petition to Commanding General Henri Navarre. Said the petition: "We . . . have been restricted unnecessarily to official briefings, which, while reliable, are utterly inadequate . . . Officers have been forbidden to provide information . . . Communication channels are [too] limited . . . Your policy disregards the fact that the security of the free world itself is at stake [and that] peoples of the...

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