National Affairs: Dangerous Bill

Said General Eisenhower to Congress: "Gentlemen . . . any gamble with the national security of the United States at this time is a gamble with the peace and security of the world." Despite this and other draft-extension pleas from President Truman and Secretary of State Byrnes, Congress could hardly bring itself to touch such "dangerous" legislation in an election year. But if an extension were not voted by May 15, the U.S. would have no draft law.

With a desperate Kamikaze air, the Senate Military Affairs Committee last week reported a bill extending the draft for...

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