STRATEGY: Traveling Show

Western Europeans last week got a reassuring glimpse of America, embodied by three of its topflight fighting men. For ten days, homely, lean-flanked Army Chief of Staff General Omar Bradley, boyish-looking Air Force Chief of Staff General Hoyt S. Vandenberg (he is 50), and earnest, bespectacled Admiral Louis Denfeld, Chief of Naval Operations, toured the Continent in Harry Truman's blue and silver plane, Independence, reviewed troops, placed wreaths, and did some top-secret chatting with leaders of the Atlantic pact nations. The visitors' chief task was to show Western Europe that they...

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