With the present holes in Hershey's draft dragnet, the armed forces had little hope of reaching the 3,000,000 men the President had ordered the Joint Chiefs of Staff to have under arms by next June. When the Korean war began, there were 1,400,000 men & women in the armed forces. Since then, 400,000 draftees, reserves and guardsmen have been called up. But General Omar Bradley estimated that the services would fall short of the June goal by about 10%. Pentagon pessimists thought it would be twice that.

Pessimist or optimist, nobody was talking of cutting back in a post-Korea letdown....

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