THE ADMINISTRATION: The Admiral Comes Aboard

The U.S. Psychological Strategy Board, whose job is directing a unified line for U.S. propaganda abroad, was launched in July 1951. Since then, it has had so many changes of command that it has never got up a full head of steam. Its first director, Gordon Gray, resigned after six months; he was succeeded by Raymond B. Allen, who took the job on a temporary basis, is quitting after 8½ months. Last week, the board got its third skipper—Admiral Alan G. Kirk, U.S.N. (ret).

The admiral has had plenty of experience in both hot and cold warfare. Naval attache...

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