Although the press has recently been caught up in the vortex of an increasingly bitter debate over the propriety of its conduct (particularly in regard to the Vietnamese war and those who protest U.S. involvement in it), the essential role of a free press in an open society is still misunderstood by many Government officials—both civilian and military.
"The Role of the Communications Media in a Democratic Society,"
Naval War College Review: Vol. 25
, Article 2.
Available at: http://digital-commons.usnwc.edu/nwc-review/vol25/iss2/2