ARMY: Awful Test

The histories of wars are red with tales of unfit officers whose incompetence cost other men their lives, and their country, battles. Such tales there are bound to be after the next U.S. war, and many of them will be true. For, in the last analysis, war is the only sure test of an Army. This is a fact that every soldier knows, even if he does not speak of it.

Last week, with a foresight rare in U.S. military history, the army prepared to apply the awful test of war to U.S. officers...

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