ARMY & NAVY: Reluctant, Unanimous


For years, and especially since World War II, military men have sternly urged the nation to adopt universal military training. Six months ago a presidential commission of nine civilians began a study of the subject. This week they made their report. Their reluctant but unanimous conclusion, arrived at in a kind of solemn horror: the Army is right; universal training is a matter of "urgent military necessity" for the U.S.

The make-up of the commission was almost as interesting as its 448-page report. The chairman: Physicist Karl Compton, president of the...

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