U.S. At War: New Plans

In Paris, a truck-driving G.I. read a Stars & Stripes headline: STIMSON SAYS HE'LL RECHECK TO SEE IF THE ARMY CAN BE CUT. Muttered the soldier: "He goddam better."

For G.I.s in the Pacific there was only one question: "Who occupies and who goes home?"

In Washington, the Army had stubbornly insisted right up through the atomic bombing and Russia's entry in the Pacific war that it could not cut its strength. This week the Army made some new plans. The details were not disclosed, but the post-V-J day policy lines were drawn:

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