Foreign News: Tactical Retirement

For six months, a twelve-man parliamentary committee has been investigating the Revers affair. General Georges Marie Joseph Revers, until recently French Army Chief of Staff, and General Charles Emmanuel Mast, former Resident-General in Tunisia, were both said to have allowed a secret report on Indo-China to fall into the hands of a Communist agent (TIME, Dec. 26).

It had been quite an investigation. Documents vanished from the committee files. Five of the committee members resigned in a huff because the French Assembly had criticized their work. A sixth member, one Jules Castellani, was dismissed when it was revealed that he was...

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