Publication and Preservation
Sir: The New York Times [June 28] is to be commended for the publication of excerpts from the secret Pentagon report on U.S. involvement in Viet Nam. At the same time, the U.S. Government's case to restrain further publication of these official secrets is justified. But on balance, if we look beyond the letter of the law. the action of the New York Times has made a genuine contribution to the preservation of free institutions.
HECTOR A. MENDEZ New York City
Sir: Has the Times become so sacrosanct that it is considered...