ARMY: End of Harching?

Citizens took a look at the Army's General Staff last week, now half airmen, and wondered. Is the Army planning another of World War II's fantastic surprises—an air force outnumbering the ground troops? Is the infantry on the way to second place—like battleships? The Army vehemently denied it.

Under present plans the air arm will not outnumber the ground force. But its present rate of expansion is greater: as of last January's thinking, the air forces must multiply by only 2½ to reach their 5,000,000.

But already there is talk of 10,000,000 soldiers. And if the war drags on, perhaps 10% of...

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