ARMY & NAVY: Defense of Defense Day

Every now and then military affairs stumble over politics, or politics stumbles over military affairs, and then one or the other of them—in this country, generally politics—explodes. This was the case with Defense Day.

Last Fall the idea of Defense Day was conceived by the General Staff, of which General Pershing is the head. In that way it first was linked with the General. The idea was that, inasmuch as our regular army is small (one-sixth of the nation's theoretical military strength) it would be well to have a test in which...

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