Army & Navy - Skeleton in the Bureau

One of the great U.S. military achievements of World War II has been the landing-craft program of the Navy. But last week the Truman Committee rattled an old report, held in secrecy for 19 months, which revealed that this proud Navy offspring had had a clouded birth.

Trie Committee had made its original report on the Navy's tank-lighter program on Aug. 5, 1942. It withheld the report at Navy request. It was made public by the Committee last week, "first, because its publication was delayed originally solely at the request of the Navy Department . . ....

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