The Press: Shocking Proposal

Long under fire by editors for stifling news on the pretext of "security," the Defense Department last week issued a report by its own special committee on the problem. The most explosive recommendation: reporters should be summoned to "a grand jury investigation" to divulge their source in the case of any serious "leak" of information. This was so certain to infuriate the press that Secretary of Defense Charles E. Wilson pointedly tagged it with "serious reservations" as he released the report.

Wilson also felt serious reservations about a suggestion that the Government put out "a forceful statement to the press outlining...

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