ARMED FORCES: Sacking Sad Sacks

The Army and Air Force each disclosed last week a manpower program that fits neatly into the Administration's drive to squeeze as much military strength as possible out of a tight defense budget.

> The Army ordered the discharge of 20,000 "professional privates" who 1) scored 14 or less (out of a possible 100) on the Armed Forces Qualification Test, 2) served a full three-year enlistment or more without getting to be corporals or better, 3) were never decorated or wounded in combat. Early last month, the Navy issued a ban against re-enlistment of men considered incapable of climbing to...

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