Army & Navy - COMMAND: Invitation to Catastrophe

Senator Harry Truman took the Army and the Navy by the necks last week and knocked their heads together. While a committee of generals and admirals studied plans for a merger of the services, the man who may be vice president after the war told in an article in Collier's why he thought the merger should be a No. 1 postwar job.

Wrote Senator Truman: ". . . Our scrambled professional military setup has been an open invitation to catastrophe." As chairman of a special Senate committee, Senator Truman had studied the scramble at first hand. Thus he was able to recite...

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