Army & Navy: Doolittle v. the Navy

Interservice rivalry burst into visible flame last week when scrappy, articulate Lieut. General James Doolittle sat down before the Senate Military Affairs Committee to testify.

He had had dealings with committees before, and the memory still rankled in him. The Baker Board of eleven years ago, on which he had been a civilian member, had rejected his minority recommendation for 1) unity of command and 2) a separate air force. Airman Doolittle had had his knuckles rapped then. This time he hit first.

Said he: "I have seen the contention made that you can have effective unity of command in the field in...

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