Citizen Soldiers

Must the U.S., to stay at peace, have a mammoth standing army?

Last week General George Catlett Marshall, who is a citizen as well as a soldier, addressed himself to this question. His words were citizen-soldierly.

General Marshall came out flatly against a huge professional army. Such an army, said he, might be efficient, as it had been in Germany and Japan. But, he added: "Under such a system only the brawn of a people is developed for war [and not] the latent military leadership and genius of the people as a whole....

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