ARMY: Discipline Wanted

Through the swamp country of western Louisiana all last week, the highways rumbled with mud-stained Army trucks and lurching guns. The 400,000-odd men of the Second and Third Armies, weather-beaten, lean and good-humored, were on their way back to their posts from the biggest maneuvers any U.S. soldier had ever seen. They were headed for pay day and furloughs.

Their officers had less pleasant things to think about. Before they left they had heard what was wrong with the Army—from the Army's severest critic and one of its best-informed: cave-eyed, earnest Lieut. General Lesley J. McNair. As he had the week...

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