Letters, Mar. 5, 1951

Revolving Army?

Sir:

I keep feeling we are sitting on our front porch while the back stoop burns. If we really are facing a battle for our lives with 25 million Russians, 10 million Chinese, and no telling how many more, what are we doing talking about an army of 3½ million? . . . ¶Why can't each of us learn a fighting job right alongside his regular work? Train us in shifts; form a "revolving" army. Let every able-bodied man between 25 and 45, say, join a unit and train a full six weeks...

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