Foreign Relations: The Use of Power

In the early days of the New Frontier, it was the Administration's censorship of a tough anti-Communist speech by Chief of Naval Operations Arleigh A. Burke that set off the whole dispute about the "muzzled military." Last week, now retired and thoroughly unmuzzled, Admiral Burke appeared before the Daughters of the American Revolution and delivered a speech that would have had the Pentagon's censors desperately clawing for their blue pencils. Burke's theme: "America and the West in general have a guilt complex about power." The complex, said Burke, derives from the "fundamental unreality" of seeking peace without being willing...

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