THE CONGRESS: High Explosive

On Capitol Hill one day last week, members of the Senate Armed Services Committee threw a barrage of friendly questions at strapping General James A. Van Fleet, 60, who had just returned to the U.S. for retirement from active service after 22 months in command of the Eighth Army in Korea. Democrat Lester Hunt of Wyoming was worried by persistent reports that the Eighth Army's ammunition stocks were low. Said Van Fleet: "There has been a serious shortage of ammunition ever since I have been in Korea. There has been a critical shortage at times. There is today a serious...

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