U.S. At War: Combined Operation

The Army & Navy fought shoulder to shoulder last week for universal military training in peacetime.

The opposition had sent up, as its most eloquent expert, former Navy Secretary Josephus Daniels, still spry at 83. His chief argument: the move to peacetime conscription was "pumped-up propaganda," based on false premises—fear, cynicism and imperialism.

But the Army & Navy had well prepared their combined operation of expert testimony. General Eisenhower wrote: "Fairness to the country and to the individual's chances of survival in war demand . . . intelligent training of this kind." George C. Marshall, citizen & soldier, said: "[Universal training] would be...

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