Army & Navy - MORALE: What Are We Fighting For?

"I had rather have a [soldier] that knows what he fights for and loves what he knows. . . ."—Cromwell.

At Army posts and camps in the U.S. this week soldiers gathered in groups for a compulsory one-hour-a-week discussion period. The subject of their more or less self-conscious pondering: What are we fighting for?

The high command was trying to indoctrinate its troops. It had been trying for 21 months, on a voluntary basis, with unimpressive results. With discussions now a prescribed part of military training, the Army hoped to make up for...

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