Press: Peace Pact on War Coverage

New press guidelines return to tried and true principles

In the midst of the furor over the exclusion of American reporters from the military operation in Grenada last fall, Secretary of Defense Caspar Weinberger appointed a 14-member panel to draft guidelines for press access to future combat situations. Chaired by retired Army Major General Winant Sidle, the commission consisted of journalists and military public information officers. Last week Weinberger released their report and announced that the proposed guidelines are being put into effect. He also said he will appoint a permanent panel of...

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