The Press: Flak from Officers

Flak from Officers The bullet arced through the evening air above the radio station, penetrated a skylight over the newsroom, missed the duty newsman's head by inches, tore through two pieces of copy paper in his hand and landed, spent, in his typewriter. That was in Saigon a few years ago, but there have been other perils for news staffers of the American Forces Viet Nam Network (AFVN). Lately, most of those perils have come not from the enemy without but from the brass within.

They started cropping up when a group of young newsmen raised...