After only three months of inductions
under the new draft law, the armed services had an embarrassing
confession to make: they had already reached the 1950 budget ceiling of
1,616,000 officers and men.* There would be no need for any draftees in
February and March, and no room for them.
*Allowing 677,000 for the Army, 412,000 for the Air Force,
527,000 for the Navy and Marine Corps.
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