The Nation: Flank Assault

Few politicians are willing to take on Virginia's Senator Harry Flood Byrd Jr. Byrd is running as an independent, no Republican is challenging him, and several Democrats have dropped out. That leaves the field open to Admiral Elmo Russell Zumwalt Jr. (ret.), former Chief of Naval Operations, who will announce his candidacy on the Democratic ticket in a few weeks.

The race will pit a formidable family dynasty against a brilliant and out spoken military man. Zumwalt, 55, was the youngest CNO ever, helped humanize the service and raised its re-enlistment rate from 9.5% to 30%.

Zumwalt has been making news not by...

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