National Affairs: A Responsible Witness

Army Secretary Robert T. Stevens returned to the Mundt committee's witness stand this week, slightly windburned from a brief Montana vacation. It was his 14th day of testimony. He was called for only one purpose, carefully specified by Committee Counsel Ray Jenkins: was Stevens responsible for the Administration's actions in the case of Private G. David Schine? Or did the responsibility lie higher, perhaps in the White House?

To questioning by Jenkins, Stevens affirmed that Army Counsel John Adams received suggestions, but not orders, from Justice Department and White House officials when he conferred with them. If McCarthy's charges against the...

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