THE CAPITAL: Operation Househunt

Most military officers ordered to Washington share the common problem of finding a place to live in the jampacked city. The topmost brass, however, is supposed to be an exception: ranking generals and admirals are provided with comfortable, government-owned quarters, staffed with enlisted servants. But in the postwar star-burst of promotions, even the high command began to develop a housing headache. Last week it turned into a top-level crisis that shook the Pentagon to its highest council chambers and had the nation's foremost military men scurrying around Washington, grabbing houses like...

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