ARMY: Secretary of War

No U.S. Secretary of War in 75 years has faced such a situation as Henry Lewis Stimson faced last week. He had 1,500,000 soldiers under arms and many of them wanted to go home at a time when he was sure that they were desperately needed.

When the House of Representatives by a one-vote margin told draftees and guardsmen that they would have to serve 18 months longer than they expected, dissatisfaction in the ranks was bound to reach its worst. In that crisis Henry Stimson proved he lacked neither energy nor courage....

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