ARMY & NAVY: Mitchell


A stir was made and the seething has not yet subsided. The stirrer was Colonel William Mitchell who two weeks ago denounced the "incompretency, criminal negligence and almost treasonable administration of the national defense," by high officers of the Army and the Navy (TIME, Sept. 14); and pointed his remarks by references to the Shenandoah disaster, the attempted flight to Hawaii, the MacMillan expedition, etc.

Of course many factions and many feelings were stirred up. High officials of the Army and Navy were angered by his language toward them....

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