Keep an Eye on Zumwalt

Rickenbacker, William F.
October 1976
National Review;10/1/1976, Vol. 28 Issue 37, p1068
The article profiles Elmo R. Zumwalt Jr., a former chief of U.S. Naval Operations. Zumwalt established a fine career in the Navy under the collapsing regime of President Richard Nixon. As chief, he issued a hundred directives, and started a healthy reform. His revolution in the treatment of human beings contributed to a trebling of the first term re-enlistment rate during his term. His most famous adversary is Henry Kissinger, who told Zumwalt once the U.S. people could not understand the strategic problems posed by the Communists.


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