National Affairs: In Rebuttal

With creaking of caissons and clattering of brass, the Army wheeled up to the firing line and took aim at Chaplain Otto Sporrer, U.S.N. The chaplain, a lieutenant commander who was at Chosin Reservoir with the Marines, came home to accuse the Army in Korea of being poorly led, its officers softened by luxury, and its men, at one point, guilty of cowardice (TIME, April 2). Countered General Matthew Ridgway in a report to the Pentagon last week: "The specific allegations which could be checked in this theater have been disproved in their entirety . . . [Chaplain Sporrer] has slandered...

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