ARMY: Prepare for the Worst

General George Washington, who survived his share of defeats, laid down a military policy for the U. S. "If we are wise," said he, "let us prepare for the worst." Since then, in 150 years of peace and war, the U. S. people have never faced the worst until it was upon them. Last week, with a peacetime conscription bill due for early passage Congress and public were still excusably confused about what worst they were preparing against.

Paper Soldiers. According to U. S. tradition, the Regular Army would be the nucleus for...

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