Army & Navy - MANPOWER: How Big?

The protests of Congressmen against the expansion planned by the armed forces still popped and sizzled like a bunch of wet firecrackers. This week the U.S. public heard the other side in some detail. The case of the Army and Navy for a combined force of 11,100,000 armed men (and women auxiliaries) by the end of 1944 was presented in a report to Congress by 75-year-old Senator Theodore Francis Green of Rhode Island.

Senator Green's arguments:

> The armed forces manpower program (including an Army of 8,200,000) had been set by their top commanders—Generals Marshall and Arnold, Admirals Leahy and King....

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