ARMED FORCES: Making an Enemy

Facing an air reserve officers' seminar in Washington last fortnight, Air Force General Curtis LeMay, who means what he says and says what he means, tossed aside his staff-drafted notes and growled, "I don't want to offer you platitudes." Whereupon LeMay, longtime (1948-57) boss of the Strategic Air Command, now Air Force Vice Chief of Staff, proceeded into blunt analysis of the role of reserve and National Guard outfits in modern defense establishment. By last week, with the angry replies coming in. Curt LeMay may have wished he had stuck to platitudes.

"The Air Force is faced with certain budgetary limitations...

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