From the White House last week came news that cheered the U.S. Navy: the name of Captain Arleigh ("31-Knot") Burke was on the list of 23 naval officers nominated for promotions to rear admiral.

It was proof that bygones were bygones, for it was battle-seasoned Captain Burke who ran Operation 23, propaganda center of the Navy's unsuccessful revolt against Defense Secretary Louis Johnson and the 6-36. His name had been scratched off the promotion list a month ago—reportedly by Louis Johnson. That it got back on was a victory for Admiral Forrest Sherman, the new Chief of Naval Operations.

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