ARMED FORCES: Facts & Fears

With varying degrees of exasperation and bitterness, the Navy's angry men pounded away last week at an astonishing variety of targets—the atomic bomb, the Air Force, strategic bombing, the National Defense Department, the basic U.S. war plan. In the klieg-lighted clamor of the House Armed Services Committee room, officer after officer took the stand. Some fired off a few wild shots.

"It May Be Fatal." One of the wildest came from young (41) Commander Eugene Tatom. Trying to show that the expensive atomic bomb had to be dropped accurately to be effective,...

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