ARMED FORCES: Revolt of the Admirals

ARMED FORCES Revolt of the Admirals

With all the impressive might of a carrier strike, the U.S. Navy last week brought its rebellion into the open. Risking their careers, the Navy's highest-ranking officers ranged themselves in flat opposition to the declared policies of the U.S. Congress, the Secretary of Defense, the Joint Chiefs of Staff and the President of the U.S.

The outburst went far deeper than interservice bickering. Its weight made the shabby machinations and underhanded skulduggery that had preceded it seem inconsequential. The rebels were men with long and distinguished careers, among them some...

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