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ARMED FORCES: Abrams Takes Charge

Now hear this. Now hear this. We have you surrouned. [sic] Surrouned? My ass, hut that's A hrams. —A poem by Lincoln Kirstein General Creighton Abrams' gift...

ARMED FORCES: Where's Abe?

When President Nixon nominated General Creighton Abrams to take over as Army Chief of Staff, military experts praised Nixon's choice and predicted that Abrams...

ARMED FORCES: The Lavelle Case

Rules have been our way of life out there. If I or any other commander picks and chooses among the rules, it will unravel in a way that you will never be able...

The War: A Time of Uncertainty

One morning last week the citizens of Tay Ninh awoke to find Communist soldiers roaming the streets of their provincial capital, 55 miles northwest of Saigon...

Nation: BERETS: GONE BUT NOT FORGOTTEN

THE case of the accused Green Berets, surely one of the most bizarre episodes in the often surrealistic world of spies and counterspies, ended last week in...

World: Shielding the Capital

Ever since the first Communist rocket crashed into an unsuspecting Saigon four months ago, allied officers have bemoaned the difficulty of defending the...

The General Who Lost Vietnam

Even now, the easiest way to get into an argument at a V.F.W. bar is to mention Vietnam. Seared into all who fought it -- and many who merely lived through it --...

ARMED FORCES: Ax and Scalpel

He was "Tootsie" to his parents, "Roosevelt's butcher" to the Nazis, "Taskmaster" to his hard-driven aides in Viet Nam and "an American hero" to President...

Milestones, Sep. 16, 1974

Died. Norman Eric Kirk, 51, thunder-voiced politician who ended the New Zealand Labor Party's twelve-year exile from power and became Prime Minister after a...

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