Army & Navy - COMMAND: Maas Attack

The florid, dumpy little Congressman from Minnesota could hold himself no longer. After he returned in October from four months' service in the Pacific as a colonel in the Marine Corps Reserve, Mel Maas had taken his observations on the Navy's "bungling" to Admiral King and Secretary Knox. Then he had gone to see President Roosevelt. He did not seem to get anywhere. Last week, in a radio speech that Navy officials tried to persuade him not to make, he told his story to the people.

It was not a pretty story. "The...

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