The U.S. people last week watched an extraordinary and absorbing spectacle—the public disgrace of a U.S. Army general. Never in modern times had a high officer suffered such dishonor, seldom had one brought more upon himself and his service than did stiff-backed, sharp-eyed Major General Bennett E. Meyers.

During the war, General Meyers (retired in 1945) was regarded, in & out of the Air Forces, as one of its ablest men. He had risen from private. As second in command of A.A.F. procurement, he had had much to do with the spending of $60 billion; he had been praised for getting...

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