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

Sir:

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

Sir:

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

Sir:

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

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