National Affairs: Psychological Warfare

As Armed Forces Day programs across the country sought to give public evidence of harmony within the U.S. military last week, an ancient and hardy feud again reached the leaked-memo stage. The Army, Navy and Air Force were all involved, and the tactics were familiar: staff papers with ugly criticisms of other services were passed furtively to newsmen in Pentagon corridors, soon boiled into bulletins and headlines.

In one under-the-table document, the Army bitterly charged that overemphasis on airpower has left the U.S. "grossly unprepared to deal with the Communist threat." The outraged Air Force lashed back in a paper holding that...

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