Army & Navy - OPERATIONS: To Secure Peace

"For the first time since assuming this office six years ago it is possible for me to report that the security of the United States of America is entirely in our own hands."

With this matter-of-fact statement. General of the Army George Catlett Marshall this week delivered to the nation what may be his valedictory as Chief of Staff. In a "Biennial Report to the Secretary of War," he told how that security had been won. But mainly—and most earnestly—George Marshall warned the U.S. of the certain consequences of future unpreparedness and of how the U.S. might be destroyed...

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