ARMY & NAVY: Unity of Command


We must do anything and everything to break the attitude of mind that the main fighting forces of the United States are separate entities. This is not the Army-Navy football game; this is war.

Thus spoke an official of the War Department, which—like everybody else—had noted the Pearl Harbor Commission's report (TIME, Feb. 2) that the Army & Navy in Hawaii were as uncooperative as a pair of strange terriers. Eyes front, both branches of the armed forces vigorously endorsed Franklin Roosevelt's moves to coordinate Army & Navy commands.

The importance of a unified command has been demonstrated positively...

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