Letters: General in Control

I notice on p. 22 of the Sept. 24 issue of TIME the following quotation was attributed to me, referring to the riots in the State of Rhode Island: "I think I can control the situation but for God's sake tell the Legislature to do something. We need Federal troops!"

I made no such statement to any person at any time and at no time during the entire emergency did I consider the situation out of control or that any outside assistance was needed. This fact can be verified from my Operations Journal. ....

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