Time Magazine-December 10, 1965-127 pages-color and black and white. This vintage Time Magazine-which originally sold for thirty five cents-features a full color cover of General Harold Johnson-Army Chief Of Staff-"The Battlefield Is A Lonely Place". The magazine also features a 5 page article with photos on General Johnson and his role as Army Chief of Staff during the Vietnam War.Harold Keith Johnson (February 22, 1912 - September 24, 1983) was a U.S. general. He served as the Chief of Staff of the United States Army between 1964 and 1968.In 1964, General Johnson became the 24th Chief of Staff of the United States Army, having been unexpectedly promoted over several more senior generals. Johnson was the Army's leading tactician, having served as commandant of the Command and General Staff College, and was an outspoken skeptic of deploying troops except as a last resort and accompanied by the total commitment of the civilian leadership.
During his term as Chief of Staff, he was involved in many policy debates regarding the escalation of the Vietnam War. He was a strong proponent of full military mobilization: declare a national emergency, call up the reserves, fight a quick and decisive war, and withdraw. He considered resigning in protest over President Lyndon B. Johnson's decision not to mobilize the reserves, and at the end of his life expressed regret at not doing so.
As Chief of Staff, one of Johnson's noteworthy accomplishments was creating the office of the Sergeant Major of the Army to improve the quality of life for enlisted personnel. He selected Sergeant Major William O. Wooldridge to be the first to hold this post. Johnson also served as acting Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff for a few months in 1967 during the convalescence of General Earle Wheeler. He retired from the Army in 1968. The magazine has been autographed on the front cover by General Harold Johnson in black fountain pen.........BOTH MAGAZINE AND AUTOGRAPH ARE IN VERY GOOD CONDITION.............