Army & Navy - COMMAND,OPERATIONS: The Bitter Tea of General Joe


Myitkyina had been taken at last, but for General Joseph Stilwell there was taste of bitter tea in the victory. Among the troops taking part were only a token few of Brigadier General Frank Merrill's famed Marauders, organized especially for the north Burma campaign. The cold fact was that Merrill's Marauders had "blown up."

In the long history of warfare good outfits have disintegrated before, but seldom has their commander swallowed his pride enough to tell the whole story. Last week, in an official report, frank, honest "Uncle Joe" Stilwell did just...

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