National Affairs: Battle Renewed

Battle Renewed The long-smoldering war between the U.S. Navy and the U.S. Air Force is blazing again in the corridors of the Pentagon with the fiercest intensity since the "revolt of the admirals" in 1949. One reason is that the services, after the fat days of Korean war appropriations, are beginning to scramble for funds in anticipation of leaner days under Eisenhower. Another is that, as Inauguration Day grows closer, retiring Defense Secretary Bob Lovett is losing his firm grip. A third and more fundamental reason is that the Navy is certain it...

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