The Press: The Pentagon's Closed Door

In office No. 2E800 on the Pentagon's select second-floor "E" ring, behind a VIP desk, sits a tall, somber man handsomely dressed in a conservative suit of dark blue. No general, no admiral, but a civilian, he has the imposing job of seeing that the story of national defense gets told fully and well—a duty of exquisite sensitivity. Against the strictures of national security he must nicely weigh the nation's right to know. He must assure that the enemy is steadily impressed with the facts of U.S. deterrent might. The man in this crucial job is Murray Snyder, 47, ex-reporter. His...

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