Army & Navy - Spare Parts

The Army shifted 80,000 airmen and service troops into the Ground Forces last week. Like new recruits, they will be sent ultimately to the Army's great manpower pools—"replacement depots." But none will be used to form new divisions. The U.S. will finish the war with approximately the same number of divisions with which it started. Today new men are being used solely to keep the original divisions going.*

The replacement system is no improvisation. The ability of the U.S. to fight two wars on fronts some 13,000 miles apart—on a scale which no other nation in the world can match—is...

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