ARMED FORCES: Through the Loophole

Just when the Pentagon seemed on the verge of convincing Congress that it could never fill its manpower quotas without drafting 18-year-olds through a universal military service and training program, the Army announced that it was closing its doors on the most obvious source of available manpower. Unless the world situation suddenly worsens, said Major General Maxwell D. Taylor, the Army's new G3* (assistant chief of staff for operations), the Army will call up no more National Guard divisions or major units of its Organized Reserve.

Members of Congress blinked. So many...

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