ARMED FORCES: Send for Ike

After 19 months of unification, the top service commanders were still scrapping among themselves over wartime functions and peacetime appropriations. To end the bickering and to clank some brass hats together, President Truman last week sent for General Ike Eisenhower. Since early December Ike had been a part-time troubleshooter, occupying on occasion an unpretentious suite in the Pentagon. Now he would take a full leave from Columbia University for seven or eight weeks.

Ike's title would make him "principal military adviser" to the President* and to Secretary of Defense Forrestal. More important,...

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