"They own. you know, the banks in this country, the newspapers. Just look at where the Jewish money is."

That heedless remark, evoking the cliches of hoary antiSemitism, was the worst-aimed bomb of four-star Air Force General George S. Brown's 33-year military career. When it exploded last week, President Ford called Brown, the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, into the Oval Office for a ten-minute reprimand. New York Republican Senator Jacob Javits demanded an investigation. Democratic Senator William Proxmire of Wisconsin called for Brown's resignation.

Brown, 56, a former bomber pilot,...

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