Army & Navy - Loud Dissent

War is much too important a business to be left to the soldiers.—Clemenceau

President Roosevelt served notice last week that he would ask Congress to pass a postwar compulsory universal service law this winter. Franklin Roosevelt carefully avoided the word "military," suggested that training might be along the lines of the old Civilian Conservation Corps. Nevertheless the President's words were the signal that a long-threatening battle was finally being joined.

Sure enough, out charged the National Guard Association.

The politically potent Association, distrustful of the professionals in the Regular Army, has been a determined...

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