ARMED FORCES: Ammunition Shortage

In 38 years of soldiering, James Alward Van Fleet has served his country well in France, Germany, Greece and Korea. But what may prove to be one of General Van Fleet's greatest services was performed on Capitol Hill two weeks ago: he told the Senate Armed Services Committee that throughout his 22 months as commander of the Eighth Army in Korea he and his U.N. troops had been plagued by "a serious shortage of ammunition" (TIME, March 16). Charges of an ammunition shortage had been made before and brushed off before. Van...

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