Release No: 467-98
September 09, 1998
STATEMENT BY KEN BACON, ASSISTANT SECRETARY OF DEFENSE FOR PUBLIC AFFAIRS, REGARDING THE LATE PHIL G. GOULDING
Phil Goulding was highly regarded in public affairs circles. His book, Confirm or Deny: Informing the People on National Security, should be required reading for anyone who aspires to a leadership position in government. Drawing on his wide experience reporting national security issues, Phil Goulding brought a probing mind, an articulate voice and absolute integrity to the job of Pentagon spokesman during the Vietnam era. Many of us who have subsequently stood at the Pentagon podium have benefited from his insights about a difficult, eventful time.