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West Point, Yesterday

The adjacent post deals with the West Point of tomorrow. But our comrades at LIFE have posted a wonderful photo essay on what being a cadet there was like in 1936.

It was the second cover story in the magazine’s history, …


— The target cost, per cadet, to build a new barracks at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point. The $170 million structure, of granite and “cast stone,” will house 650 cadets in two-person rooms. That works out to $523,000 per room, nearly double the average price of a new U.S. home.
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Doctors’ Disorders

The Department of Veterans Affairs can’t decide on the right yardstick to ensure its 7,000 doctors are pulling their weight. The agency has been squabbling about it for more than 30 years. Thursday, the VA inspector general …

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Contract Announcement of the Year (So Far)

Thursday’s roster of Pentagon contract announcements contains this gem:

MIT, Cambridge, Mass., was awarded a $32,000,000 cost-sharing contract. The award will provide for the study, development and creation of equipment and material. Work will be performed in Cambridge, with an estimated completion date of Dec. 31, 2017. One bid was

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