Army & Navy: Soldier's warning

As commander of the Second Army (see col. 2), Lieut. General Ben Lear's duty has been to transform hundreds of thousands of young civilians into soldiers. Last week, flat-bellied and fit but pushing 64, Disciplinarian Lear announced that he would retire next month as a field officer. (His probable assignment: a desk job on onetime Chief of Staff Malin Craig's general promotion board.)

Near the close of the command he has held for two and a half years, blunt Ben Lear gave his estimate of the young men the U.S. has sent him...

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