National Defense: How's It Coming?

Last week the U.S. people got two reports on the state of their new Army. One was from Chief of Staff George Catlett Marshall. The other was from Brigadier General Harry Lewis Twaddle,† who last week took over the General Staff division (G3) in charge of Army mobilization, operations, organization and training. Gist of both reports: the Army is over the hump. It is far better off than was the U.S. Army of 1917. It will soon be the first Army-in-being, ready to fight, which the U.S. ever had before entering a war. But...

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