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Top officials of the National Military Establishment meet with Forrestal

Top officials of the National Military Establishment attend a special meeting to discuss military problems with Secretary of Defense James Forrestal at the Naval Base in Key West, Florida. From left to right, front row, are Admiral Louis E. Denfeld, United States Navy, Chief of Naval Operations; Fleet Admiral William D. Leahy, United States Navy, Chief of Staff to the President; Secretary of Defense James Forrestal; General Carl Spaatz, USAAF, Chief of Staff, Air Force; and General Omar N. Bradley, Chief of Staff, U. S. Army. From left to right, back row, are: Vice Admiral Arthur W.

Top officials of the National Military Establishment meet with James Forrestal in Key West, Florida

Top officials of the National Military Establishment attend a special meeting to discuss military problems with Secretary of Defense James Forrestal at the Naval Base, Key West, Florida. Shown, from left to right, are: Vice Admiral Arthur W. Radford, USN, Vice Chief of Naval Operations; Admiral Louis E. Denfeld,USN, Chief of Naval Operations; Major General Alfred M. Gruenther, USA, Director, Joint Staff; Fleet Admiral William D. Leahy, USN, Chief of Staff to the President; W. J.