A Letter From The Publisher, Jan. 13, 1958

James A. Linen

IN the Pentagon office of the U.S. Secretary of Defense, on the ornate library table once owned by William Tecumseh Sherman, perches a model of the Oozlefinch Bird, a wondrous creature indeed. This week, as the Congress returns to a Washington torn between the costly requirements of national defense and the allure of economy in an election year, and as a high-powered Rockefeller committee reports on the faults of the nation's defense organization, the Secretary of Defense need be even more wondrous than the Oozlefinch. For an appraisal of Neil Hosier McElroy, sixth...

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