ARMY & NAVY: Let George Do It

For some time to come, Army officers figure, the U.S. is going to need an Army of around 2,500,000 men—close to ten times its pre-World War II force. Who is going to serve in it? Almost no one wants to. Everybody—18-year-olds about to be drafted, new draftees, veterans with few points, veterans with a lot of points—is singing the same refrain: "I want to be a civilian."

Last week Harry Truman had some advice for Congressmen, who will have to solve the dilemma. Said the President: "We owe it to those now in the armed forces that they be returned...

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