ARMED FORCES: Confession

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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