DEFENSE: Brainier Board

When the Truman-appointed Joint Chiefs of Staff step down during the next three months, new chiefs will be ready to take over their chairs.

Two weeks ago, Dwight Eisenhower named General Nathan Twining Air Force chief of staff (TIME, May 18), and last week he filled out the J.C.S. roster (see box).

The quality of the new team reflected the care that Old Soldier Eisenhower had taken in choosing it. For chief of naval operations, the President's choice was Admiral Robert Carney, one of the Navy's heavyweight thinkers, who will displace Admiral William...

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