INVESTIGATIONS: The Gathering Storm

Another week of busy marching and jockeying resulted in little net headway for the McCarthy v. Army investigation. But the footwork was typically intense.

In a closed meeting of the committee charged with probing the dispute, Acting Chairman Karl Mundt requested both sides to present him with formal specifications of their complaints. Joe McCarthy's precocious Counsel Roy Cohn represented his boss, who was in Arizona treating a throat infection with dry desert air. Senator McCarthy had made no charges against the Army, said Cohn, but would merely answer the Army's accusations.

That did not fool the Mundt committee's Counsel Ray Jenkins...

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