Reporting: Facts of Life in Viet Nam

In addition to the hawk-dove controversy, Viet Nam is debated on other levels. Critics complain that U.S. policymakers do not have enough facts upon which to base wise decisions or, if they do, they are keeping those facts from the public. And the press takes a beating for not supplying the facts that the Administration is accused of hiding. In self-defense, reporters in Viet Nam complain that the U.S. Government and military are making their jobs tougher than necessary with unwarranted censorship and restrictions. Last week, reporting from Saigon, TIME Southeast Asia Bureau Chief...

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