Army & Navy: The Unfit

"Poor leadership is the major cause for the Army's weakness in morale, in training, in matériel and in tactics."

So wrote Commentator Hanson Baldwin this week in the New York Times. Solemn and well informed, Mr. Baldwin has taken some heavy swats in the past at both the Army's & Navy's conduct of the war. This blow hit as hard as any. Said Baldwin:

"The deficiencies in leadership are particularly evident in company and battalion officers, from lieutenants to majors. Too many officers in these ranks and also some of their superiors are too...

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