THE LEBANON BUILDUP: Out of Briefcases & Red Folders, a Classic Show of Power & Speed

THE buildup that, put 5,000 Marines, 1,700 Army paratroops, 70 Navy warships, 270 carrier-based Navy aircraft and 150 Air Force land-based aircraft into the Middle East within 72 hours began just before 2 o'clock one morning last week. Red-alert telephones jangled at the bedsides of the members of the Joint Chiefs of Staff—Chairman Nathan Twining, the Navy's Arleigh Burke, the Air Force's Thomas Dresser White, the Army's Acting Chief Lyman Lemnitzer (his chief, Maxwell Taylor, was on the West Coast on an inspection trip), the Marine Corps' Randolph Pate. The word from...

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