Nation: The Military View--From the Top and from the Ranks

In the face of growing public distrust and criticism, military men of all ranks are reacting with a mixture of resentment and resignation. Here are the comments of three professionals:

As Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff since 1964, General Earle G. Wheeler, 61, is America's top man in uniform. Groomed for the post by General Maxwell Taylor, Wheeler was assigned to give weekly briefings to John Kennedy during the 1960 presidential campaign. The one-time West Point mathematics instructor's presentations impressed Kennedy, and he was appointed Army Chief of Staff in 1962. When...

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