CANADA: Ginger & Flying Fur

Last week, in the most important shift of Canadian top military brass since World War II, Lieut. General Guy G. Simonds, 47, was named Army Chief of Staff. Simonds, outspoken head of the National Defense and Army Staff Colleges (TIME, Jan. 29), replaces Lieut. General Charles Foulkes, Canada's chief military spokesman at North Atlantic pact meetings. Foulkes was appointed as full-time chairman of the Chief of Staffs Committee—an assignment comparable to that held in the U.S. by General Omar Bradley.

Getting the understrength Canadian army into something approaching combat readiness will be...

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