U.S. At War: The General Speaks

Into the debate on the post-war world, amply charged with theory and speculation, hard-bitten U.S. Chief of Staff General George Catlett Marshall last week injected words of caution and realism. Said he, before the august Academy of Political Science:

"I don't think I am overstating to assert that if our Government had gone through with the terms of the National Defense Act of June 4, 1920,*it is quite possible that we would not be involved in this terrible situation of today. There was laid down in the law a very comprehensive plan for the...

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