Army & Navy - COMMAND: Time Limit

Dec. 7, 1943, the second anniversary of Pearl Harbor, will presumably be the final date on which the Army & Navy may file charges against Rear Admiral Husband E. Kimmel and Lieut. General Walter C. Short, the commanding officers on whom was placed official responsibility for that disastrous defeat.

Unless they have been arraigned by then, they will be protected by Army & Navy statutes of limitation, which require that a prosecution be begun within two years after the offense. "Dereliction of duty" was the cause cited when Kimmel and Short were removed from command, but no formal charges were made,...

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