Hilldring, John H. (1895-1974) to Colonel Frederick W. Coleman.
Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC06196.043
Author/Creator: Hilldring, John H. (1895-1974)
Type: Typed letter
Date: 8 January 1954
Pagination: 5 p.
Summary of Content: Hilldring gives his opinion on Coleman’s project. He mentions that ”Human nature being what it is, and theater commanders being the glamorous and glorious people they are in the midst of a war, it is inescapable that they do not always accept the advice they received from their political advisers, and it is at this juncture that difficulty arises between the War Department and the State Department, and between the Army and the political advisers in regard to the role, the rights, and opportunities for communication between the political adviser and the secretary of State.” Hilldring also suggests that the political advisor is important to the Department of Defense and to the Army. According to Hilldring, the political advisors do not want to take part ”in the political policy field.”
People: Hilldring, John H.
Historical Era: 1945 to the PresentOrder Image