ARMED FORCES: The Business Side

When the new National Military Establishment was rushed into being, a fortnight ago, several top-level jobs were still unmanned. Last week, President Truman filled all the vacancies. To nobody's surprise, the man he named Chief of Staff of the newly independent U.S. Air Force was General Carl Spaatz, commander of the Army Air Forces since early 1946. His new title put jet-driven "Tooey" Spaatz, 56, on an equal footing with Army Chief of Staff Dwight Eisenhower and Naval Chief of Operations Chester Nimitz.

Most of the other Truman appointments were a laudable effort...

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