RUSSIA: Timoshenko for Voroshilov

Joseph Stalin, as well as a lot of other people, learned much from the way the Red Army performed in Finland. Last week the Dictator, slow, methodical and unforgetting, began to apply his knowledge. Paramount lesson of the Finnish campaign was that the Communist system of attaching to each Red Army officer a political commissar with overriding authority is unpractical. It implies that the officer is not fully trustworthy, undermines his authority with the troops, paralyzes quick decision and active leadership in the field. At the Dictator's order last week Red Star, newsorgan of the Red Army, announced that...

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