National Defense: Problem of Morale

I'll tell you what morale is. It is when a soldier thinks his army is the best in the world, his regiment the best in the army, his company the best in the regiment, his squad the best in the company, and that he himself is the best damn soldier-man in the outfit.

This definition is by the U.S. Army's morale chief, Brigadier General James A. Ulio, and it describes a quality that a large part of the U.S. Army conspicuously has not got. Last week, when the news was broadcast that the Senate...

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