In the smoke and skirmishing of the Army-McCarthy hassle last year, burly, bellicose H. (for Herman) Struve Hensel was one of the angriest men on the Pentagon side. Joe McCarthy correctly accused Hensel of "masterminding" the Army's case against McCarthy, falsely charged him with milking the Navy of $56,526.64 from ship-supply contracts during World War II. After the Senate Investigations Subcommittee dismissed the charges against Hensel, McCarthy obliquely admitted that they were false.

Last week President Eisenhower regretfully accepted Hensel's resignation as Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security Affairs. After...

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