Armed Forces: Battle Plan for Cities

ARMED FORCES Paln for cities Since last summer, when 70 cities were blitzed by bloody rioting, the nation's police forces have built up an arsenal of riot arms ranging from armored cars to the Mace chemical spray gun. In further preparation for civil dis order, Army Secretary Stanley R. Resor reported last week in testimony before the Senate Armed Services Committee, the Pentagon has drawn up a battle plan for the cities as meticulous as any contingency planning for Southeast Asia.

Under the Pentagon scheme, seven special task forces of Regular Army troops — more than 15,000 men — have been...