SPIT AND ABOLISH

There's a whole lot of shakin' going on inside Pentagon combat boots as President Clinton prepares to pick a new Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. The reason is that one of two top candidates is a tough-talking Leatherneck who thinks today's military are deployed too often for too long and are buying too many weapons at too high a price. The appointment of Marine General John Sheehan, commander of the U.S. Atlantic Command (his main rival is the current Joint Chiefs Vice Chairman, Air Force General Joseph Ralston), would make him the first Marine to serve as the nation's...

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