Reflections on Secrecy and the Press from a Life in Journalism

Wednesday, June 8, 2016
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Looking back over 60 years of experience with classified information as a journalist who also briefly served in Army counterintelligence in the 1950s and ran two investigations for the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations in the 1960s, the author reviews the longstanding conflict between the media and government. He also discusses specific recent legal controversies over confidential sources and leaks, including those in which he was involved. He provides his own responses to those events, some that differ from those offered by most journalists.



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