Letters: Mar. 21, 1969

Officers and Scholars

Sir: Your article on the crisis over ROTC [March 7] put the matter squarely in focus. The military has become the scapegoat for many of our social ills. And the converse is true: our present military system has been virtually absolved in areas where it has perpetrated the most vicious harm—notably, conscription.

ROTC will never be the answer to our ineptitude in the armed forces, but a sound officer-training program in the universities is one of many sensible approaches to effect reform. What our country and our military have a crying...

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