Army & Navy: Indictment of the Navy

Three American outposts—the Panama Canal, Australia and Pearl Harbor—are in grave danger because of Army and Navy bickering for control of air power.

Thus argues Colonel Hugh J. Knerr, retired, onetime G.H.Q. Army Air Force chief of staff, onetime Navy officer, in the June issue of American Mercury.

Colonel Knerr places partial blame on the "old guard in the Army," but the full force of his attack falls on the Navy command: "The average 60-year-old admiral contemplates the tortures of hell a lot more cheerfully than he contemplates being commanded by an Army general."...

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