POLICIES & PRINCIPLES: Trouble in Germany

Like every other soldier, General Ike was thinking about going home. He knew that he was to be the U.S. Army's next Chief of Staff, a job big enough to take any soldier's mind off the dreary chores of occupation. But last week he still had a big job and plenty of trouble on his hands in Germany.*

Speaking to the press, General Eisenhower vigorously defended his Army against growing criticism from back home. The bulk of the occupation job had been done well, he snapped. Mistakes had been made, but they would...

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