The Press: A Guided Boomerang

In the battle for bigger headlines, press officers for the military, like other Government bureaucrats, sometimes try to make a news story seem bigger than it actually is. Last week, through the snafus of its own censorship setup, the U.S. Navy got caught at the trick.

The story started when the Navy invited correspondents for United Press, Associated Press and International News Service aboard the aircraft carrier Boxer in Korean waters. They learned that they would see the first use of guided missiles in the Korean war (see INTERNATIONAL). The Navy's men had an...

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