The Administration: A Clear, Unimpeded Voice

Into a presidential adviser's office last week moved General Maxwell Davenport Taylor. His official title was that of Military Representative of the President, and he was to serve as a military and intelligence planner in the cold war. The specifics of the job were vague, but there is nothing vague about the views that Max Taylor brings to the White House: they have been bluntly and controversially stated in his 1959 book, The Uncertain Trumpet, and in his public statements.

As a World War II commander of the 101st Airborne Division, as Eighth...

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