THE ADMINISTRATION: Instituting a War

Before an audience of 100,000 in Boston last week, Navy Secretary Francis Matthews put himself out on a long, shaky limb. He did it deliberately.

Francis Patrick Matthews, who had made no splash in 15 months in office, is a mild-looking and prosperous Omaha lawyer, a good Democrat, a prominent Roman Catholic layman (a Papal Chamberlain with Cape and Sword), and a dedicated and fervent antiCommunist. One of the things he is not is a military strategist (he admitted, when he became Secretary, that his knowledge of naval affairs was confined to...

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