ARMED FORCES: The Pentagon Jungle

"Colossal . . . terrifying . . . incomprehensible . . . ridiculous," said Senator Harry Byrd during last week's Senate Armed Services subcommittee hearings on the ammunition shortage. He was speaking of the Pentagon system. Continuing the investigation touched off last month (TIME, March 16 et seq.) by former Eighth Army Commander James A. Van Fleet, the subcommittee heard about "the system" from top Defense Department officials and ex-officials. Harry Byrd, who did most of the questioning, kept trying to pin responsibility to individuals, but after a long day's questioning, he growled: "We have not got a single...

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