General Omar N. Bradley, the. Army's calm, sober and battle-weathered Chief of Staff, is worried less about the imminence of war than by America's jitters—that sometimes take the form of fatalistic apathy—about war.* Last week General Bradley told Chicago's Economic Club:

"While the danger of war is vivid, partly because of these crises, I am certain we shall stand by our arms. But if this cold war becomes a war of boredom where the danger is shrewdly concealed, then our resolution may be tested by our willingness to maintain arms. If we fall victim to boredom and risk curtailment of...

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