Letters: Feb. 12, 1965

The Thinkers

Sir: Your fine cover story on the Joint Chiefs of Staff [Feb. 5] brings to full circle the quiet revolution begun with President Eisenhower's farewell speech. Few remember that the general's last presidential advice was a warning to the country to beware of the dangers of an overpowerful military-industrial clique. Secretary McNamara and his quietly competent military chiefs, as you described in your story, have successfully followed Eisenhower's advice in defending the country's traditions as well as its very existence.


Sir: When "thinkers and managers" started replacing...

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