The Secretary of War submitted his annual report on the affairs of the Army. It was at once a report and a warning to Congress not to take another slice off the War Department's proposed allowance for next year—an allowance already pared by the Budget Bureau.
Mr. Weeks' chief recommendations:
1) Increase the maximum enlisted strength of the regular Army from 125,000 to 150,000.
2) Increase the commissioned strength of the regular Army from 12,000 to 13,000.
His reasons and justification:
¶Our foreign garrisons are cut to a "dangerously low limit." The regular Army...