Nation: GENERAL ADAMS: TOUGHEST OF THE TOUGH

THE U.S. officer directing Exercise Delawar, General Paul DeWitt Adams, 57, is reputed to be the roughest, most hard-nosed American commander since General George S. Patton. Subordinates look into his leathery face, freeze before his cold stare and stern lips, dub him "Old Stoneface." The most combat-experienced commander on active duty, Adams expresses his military credo succinctly. Says he: "The man who creates the most violence in a military situation is the one who will win."

Adams has no time to be anything but succinct. Right now he is Commander in Chief of Strike Command (CINCSTRIKE), the unified command that welds Army...

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