The Press: Anderson's Brass Ring

Columnist Jack Anderson, Washington's most persistent sensationalist, thrives on contention. His column, Washington Merry-Go-Round, gives his audience frequent scoops, but many of his fellow newsmen regard as frivolous his uneven mixture of muckraking and kiss-and-tell gossip. Last week, however, Anderson was basking in more serious attention, after his Merry-Go-Round grabbed off something of a brass ring. In four columns, he disclosed private policy discussions of the Washington Security Action Group, composed of experts from the National Security Council, State Department and Pentagon, concerning Administration action in the India-Pakistan war (see THE NATION)....

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