Defense: He Had Better Be Right

Copper Calhoon, that beautiful but bitchy businesswoman, barked at her secretary: "Take a letter to—ah—what's his name in the Defense Department." Then she began dictating: "The manner in which you are running your office is a combination of Alice in Wonderland and the sort of strategy which resulted in Custer's last stand."

In putting such words into Copper's mouth, Cartoonist Milton Caniff insists that he has nothing against Defense Secretary Robert S. McNamara; he is merely trying to keep his Steve Canyon comic strip topical. Well, that he is. For the chorus of criticism against McNamara is one of the...

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