Army & Navy - COMMAND,WEAPONS: Maybe, Later?


The proposal to merge the Army & Navy under one Cabinet officer looked for a while like a live question last week, even in the face of a united Navy front against such heresy. Brass hats paraded before a Congressional committee to testify.

The Army favored the idea. The Army even had a neat chart showing how it could be done: a Secretary for the Armed Forces, Under Secretaries for Army, Navy and Air, a Director of Common Supplies. The Army did not expect to make these drastic changes until after the war, but...

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