ARMED FORCES: The Incorrigible & Indomitable

The defense of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and the Air Force against attacks made on them by a rebellious group of Navy officers had reached its climax.

Hard-bitten General Omar Bradley, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, had taken the witness stand before the tense audience in the House Armed Services Committee room. Infantryman Bradley began to read his statement, which he had handwritten without help from public-relations experts, in his quarters at Fort Myer.

"The real issue to which we should devote our attention," he said, was "whether or not we are providing for the security of this...

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