National Defense: All the Dead Generals

All the dead generals were not sleeping under statues last week. Suddenly, shockingly apparent was the fact that responsible officers of the U. S. Army had been dozing at their posts, or—what was worse —fumbling with deadly effect. The official who had most to say about this state of affairs was Henry L. Stimson, Mr. Roosevelt's Republican Secretary of War. Undertaking to explain why the draft and National Guard mobilization had fallen behind schedule (TiME, Nov. 25), he was as blackly frank as William S. Knudsen was on industrial defense. With other dark bits...

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