Defense: Top Hand at Rand

Of all the behind-the-scenes forces that have molded America's military muscle, none have been more influential—and few more mysterious—than California's Rand Corp., a private, nonprofit "think tank" located in a plain white building in Santa Monica. And of all the high-powered highbrows who have helped build Rand (for Research and Development), no one has been more effective than silver-haired, rough-featured Franklin R. Collbohm, 59, head of the organization since it was created under the patronage of Army Air Forces General Henry H. ("Hap") Arnold 20 years ago.

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