U.S. At War: Nine New Stars

The Army & Navy's new five-star rank has raised the command ceiling so high that there is more room than ever before in the four-star chamber just below it. Last week the President nominated nine more men to join four-star generals Malin Craig and Joseph Stilwell. The nine:

Joseph T. McNarney, Omar N. Bradley, Walter Krueger, Brehon B. Somervell, Carl Spaatz, George C. Kenney, Mark Clark, Jacob L. Devers, Thomas T. Handy.

Least known of the nine, outside of Army circles, is softspoken, sandy-haired, 53-year-old Tom Handy. Graduate of V.M.I., artillery expert and one...