ARMY & NAVY: Service for All?


Last week an unprecedented movement was under way in the U. S.: military conscription. In only two wars-the Civil War and the World War-has the U. S. conscripted men for its armed services.* But this movement was unprecedented. It was for peacetime conscription, conscription as a preparedness measure. The changed technique of modern war and the changing temper of the U. S. people raised the issue.

The first steps were not taken by the Government, but certainly the War and Navy Departments in Washington knew what was going on, heartily...

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