During the past two years, Britain has had four Ministers of Defense. Last week a fifth took the job. Out went wealthy lawyer Sir Walter Monckton, a brilliant negotiator as Churchill's postwar Labor Minister but no great shakes at Defense. He has been in ill health, and will be given the sinecure job of Paymaster General.

As new Defense Minister, Anthony Eden appointed ex-Soldier Antony Henry Head, 50, who has been War Secretary for the past five years. Head has recently been under an avalanche of criticism in the press for his frenzied calling up of some 20,000 reserves on short...

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