Armed Forces: Beyond the Way-Out Horizon

"With the other services talking about Mach 3 airplanes and ICBMs, he doesn't want anyone to think the Corps is going to sleep on its LSTs and helicopters," explained a high-ranking marine. It was not likely—not after the press conference held last week by Lieut. General Wallace Martin Greene Jr., 55, who had just been named by President Kennedy to replace General David M. Shoup as Marine Corps commandant.

The question-and-answer press conference started off as a typical, meet-the-new-man affair. How was the Corps these days? "In the highest state of readiness...

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