ARMED FORCES: Solomon at Key West

With the air of a man whose patience has run out, Defense Secretary Forrestal packed off to Key West last week, taking the country's Joint Chiefs of Staff* with him. "I hope to get them to come to an accommodation of views," he said. "If they don't, I shall have to make my own decisions."

Forrestal's decision to knock J.C.S. heads together and get them to agree on a general plan for the nation's defense was the climax of months of wrangling. It followed two stern warnings, the first from the Finletter Commission...

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