ARMY & NAVY: Last Step?

The great struggle over unification of the armed services, which had the Navy pot-shotting at the Army (and vice versa) for over a year, seemed close to a more or less friendly settlement. The Army & Navy themselves had settled some disputed points, the President had resolved three of the knottiest: he had ruled in favor of a single defense department, three coequal branches, and a Marine Corps under the Navy (TIME, June 24). The one issue on which the Navy had continued to buck its Commander in Chief was his order that all land-based aviation (including anti-submarine patrol)...

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