Nation: I Don't Think . . .

The U.S. Army has had few tougher combat generals than James Alward Van Fleet, 69, who won three Distinguished Service Crosses, three Silver Stars and three Bronze Stars during a distinguished career that included leading an Army corps in Europe, defeating Communist guerrillas in Greece, and commanding the Eighth Army in Korea. But solid as was Van Fleet's reputation for bravery, it was occasionally matched by his reputation for shooting from the lip. Last week, on the eve of his recall by the Kennedy Administration as an Army consultant on guerrilla warfare, Van Fleet arose before a gathering of conservation...

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