A Letter From The Publisher, Jun. 8, 1953

Dear Time-Reader

When TIME reported the appointment by President Eisenhower of the new Joint Chiefs of Staff (May 25), the story was headed "Brainier Board." I was reminded, when I read it, of a TIME correspondent's report on the Army's training maneuvers held in Louisiana in September 1941. Said the 1941 dispatch:

"It is refreshing to find an officer of whom everyone speaks highly, to whom is freely applied the Army's commendation of a superior man: 'He's the finest officer in the Army.' During two weeks' maneuvers I heard several so lauded. The one officer...

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