Vietnam War Bibliography:

Congressional Committee Documentation:

The Media

Government Information Plans and Policies (Part 4--Vietnam News Coverage). Hearing before a subcommittee of the House Committee on Government Operations, May 24, 1963.
Y 4.G 74/7:In 3/7/pt. 4

United States Information Problems in Vietnam. House Committee on Government Operations report, October 1, 1963. v, 14 pp.
88th Congress, 1st session, House Report no. 797. The text has been placed on-line in the Virtual Vietnam Archive of the Vietnam Project at Texas Tech University.
CU serial set vol. 12548

News Policies in Vietnam. Hearings of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, August 17 and 31, 1966. 161 pp. The primary witnesses were Leonard Marks, Director, USIA, and Arthur Sylvester, Asst. Sec. Def. for Public Affairs. The actual transcript ends on p. 113; it is followed by a very diverse set of documentary appendices. Note the transcript of Congressman Donald Rumsfeld, on Voice of America, July 6, 1966, strongly endorsing freedom of information laws and saying it is desirable that the press have the ability to sue to force government officials to release information (pp. 121-123). The text has been placed online in the Virtual Vietnam Archive of the Vietnam Project, at Texas Tech University, in parts: Front matter and pp. 1-46; pp. 47-96; pp. 97-129; pp. 130-161.
Y 4.F 76/2:V 67/9

Harrison E. Salisbury's Trip to North Vietnam. Hearings before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, February 2, 1967.
Y 4.F 76/2:V 67/10

Government Information Policies and Practices--The Pentagon Papers. Hearings before a subcommittee of the House Committee on Government Operations, June 23-July 7, 1971.
Y 4.G 74/7:In 3/12/pt.1-3

Pentagon Rules on Media Access to the Persian Gulf War. Hearing before the Senate Committee on Governmental Affairs, February 20, 1991. xxi + 1546 pp (mostly documentary appendices). Includes considerable material on the Vietnam War.
Y 4.G 74/9:S.hrg.102-178

Private Sector Publications on the Media

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