As shot and shell continued to fall around the Pentagon last week, Deputy Defense Secretary Roger M. Kyes announced his resignation. Because many editors assumed it had something to do with McCarthy, it got bigger headlines than it would ordinarily rate.

Kyes seemed surprised that anyone would think he was fleeing from Joe's barrage. Said he: "I am not known as a man who runs from a fight." Actually, he had agreed to come to Washington for only a year, and his time was up. But he was persuaded by Defense Secretary Charles Wilson, his old boss at the General...

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