THE NATION: The Answer

The "re-examination," as Robert Taft called it, had begun in earnest. It involved the size of the armed forces, the drafting of young men, the quality of weapons; it encompassed the policies of the nation in the U.N., in Europe, in the Far East.

Even as General of the Army Dwight Eisenhower flew off to Paris to organize the North Atlantic Treaty forces (see INTERNATIONAL), the nation echoed with doubts about the whole European enterprise. The idea of U.S. military involvement on the Continent had been attacked by Herbert Hoover. The scope of...

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