ARMY: New G-2

The Army announced the appointment tersely, casually, with no hint of its importance. But when Brigadier General Raymond Eliot Lee, 55, succeeded Major General Sherman Miles, 59, as Chief of Military Intelligence, he was taking on one of the biggest jobs in the world.

The Intelligence Division—G-2 in Army lingo—is the eyes & ears of the General Staff. It coordinates diplomatic and military information from all over the world, sifts rumor from fact, breaks down enemy codes, estimates the strength of friend & foe, charts international trends, figures out possible military moves....