National Affairs: War Report

Before he entered Walter Reed Hospital last month to die, Secretary of War James William Good had not quite finished his first, and last annual report for his department. To his bedside before lapsing into final unconsciousness, he summoned his wife, gave her detailed instructions to be carried to his secretary. Forward-looking, optimistic, the report outlined Army plans and policies which another will now execute. Some facts set forth:

¶ The U. S. Army last year aggregated 130,937 officers & men; the National Guard, 176,988;...

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