Letters, Feb. 3, 1958

Points for the Pentagon Sir:

There can be no question of the necessity for one overall, absolute planning staff for our armed forces.

NORMAN C. FOLDEN San Francisco


The general staff in Germany bungled two world wars. Fortunately, what is now advocated in this country is something different and more suitable.

H. T. KESSLER New York City


Since "management today doesn't require specific skills," (especially obsolescent military skills), should not a U.S. general staff be dominated by successful lay civilians, like McElroy, who have successfully specialized in high command?

CHARLES H. McGuiRE Lieutenant (jg), U.S.N.R. Brooklyn


Oh Joy for the sound of Neil McElroy. The Tide gets rolled...

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