National Affairs: 20,000 Men a Month

By the end of October, 100,000 draftees will have been called since war flared up in Korea. Last week Major General Lewis B. Hershey, head of the draft, said he would need 50,000 more men in November—and he was "just warming up."

True, he was nearing the end of his budget—the Army had the money to pay for 185,000 draftees during the fiscal year, and he was only 35,000 short of that figure. But Congress would have to expand the draft; he didn't think, he testified, that the Army would try "to get by with anywhere near as low" a figure. The...

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