THE CONGRESS: I Think We Are Cowardly

Maryland's lean Millard Tydings, his sharp jaw jutting, his face red with wrath, rose to address his colleagues in the U.S. Senate. In his opening words there was an ominous restraint, in his tone a deadly edge. Senator Tydings, holder of the Distinguished Service Medal, the Distinguished Service Cross, grimly said he would speak "from a very slight knowledge of modern warfare."

He spoke of the Senate's bumbling, reluctant treatment of the manpower problem, of its already plain intention to pass a toothless measure instead of the House-approved May-Bailey bill for limited...

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