ARMED FORCES: Command Decision

For months the Pentagon has been wrestling with the problem of what to do about an Air Force chief of staff when General Hoyt Vandenberg's four-year term expires on April 30. There is a strong peacetime tradition against keeping a man in one of the top jobs of the armed forces for more than one term, but in Vandenberg's case there were strong reasons to justify an exception.

He has done a good job in trying circumstances. For one thing, he managed to compose the Air Force's most troublesome internal issue—the struggle for dominance between the champions of strategic v....

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