National Affairs: Send Them Home

With each new mail delivery, Congressmen got more jittery. The angry letters, pouring in last week from the folks at home and the boys abroad, were all but unanimous: speed up demobilization, or else. Sweating under the mounting pressure, Senate Military Affairs Committeemen talked nervously of "passing a bill." When General MacArthur, in Tokyo, guesstimated he could police Japan with 200,000 men (see INTERNATIONAL), the pot boiled.

In this situation there was only one thing for the Army to do. Sad-eyed General George Catlett Marshall, chief of staff, stepped up to explain. At...

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