National Affairs: Accent on Brass

With General Marshall's appointment as Secretary of State, the world noted with some concern the emergence of top U.S. military & naval officers as the top dispensers of U.S. foreign policy.

In the occupation hotspots the generals had a monopoly. In Japan it was General Douglas MacArthur; in Austria, the Fifth Army's old boss, General Mark Clark (soon to be replaced by Lieut. General Geoffrey Keyes); in Germany, Lieut. General Lucius D. Clay, now also commander of all U.S. troops in Europe. As contact man with the field, General Marshall had another Army ranker as Assistant Secretary of State for occupied areas:...

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