Attended “Liaison Meeting”, State Dept., Under Secretary of State – Brazilian, Chile, Argentine questions – 10:00 A.M.
Six weeks ago Gerow and I predicted to ourselves Navy would demand “Unity of Command” over coast lines of U.S. They have already done so ~ only, they have limited it to air forces, so far. We’re telling them what is plain fact – defense of continental U.S. is army responsibility, and that Navy forces assisting should be under our command. What a gang to work with!!