ARMED FORCES: Full Speed Astern

Telephones jangled all over Washington within a few hours after the Post last week headlined on Page One: A-SUBMARINES HELD UNFIT FOR BATTLE NOW.

Among those trying to find out about the story were Defense Secretary Charles Wilson, AECommissioner Lewis Strauss — and President Dwight Eisenhower. Cause of the excitement was a deliberate "leak" from the office of Rear Admiral Lewis S.

Parks, the Navy's chief of information and distinguished submariner in World War II, who should have known better.

A Parks aide and fellow submariner, Commander Slade Cutter, onetime Annapolis football hero...

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