U.S. At War: Off The Shelf

General Joseph W. Stilwell, U.S. hero of the retreat from Burma and sometime chief of staff to Chiang Kaishek, got a new job last week after nearly three months of idleness. Uncle Joe was made chief of the Army Ground Forces.

Ground soldiers generally applauded the appointment of good infantryman Stilwell to a post that puts him in charge of training all U.S. Army fighting men except air crews. Uncle Joe learned about modern, fighting the hard way; next to General MacArthur, he has campaigned longer than any other top-ranking ground commander in this...

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