Marching up Capitol Hill last week, Army Chief of Staff Maxwell Taylor appeared before a House Armed Services subcommittee to support the Administration's new program requiring six months' active-duty training for all National Guard recruits after April 1. Though he applied none of the frankness of Defense Secretary Charles E. Wilson, who had allowed that the Guard was a draft-dodging business during the Korean war (TIME, Feb. 11), Paratrooper Taylor nevertheless politely cited evidence to prove the point that Engine Charlie was trying to make when he stirred up the hornets: the National Guard is not as good as it...

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