ARMED FORCES .: Teen-Ager's Choice


In his press conference last week Commander in Chief Eisenhower took a 50-year look ahead at the defense picture. He saw the need for 1) increased continental defense, 2) continued ability to retaliate, 3) continued cooperation with our allies, 4) a greatly improved Reserve program with fewer men on active duty. Two days later, Assistant Defense Secretary for Manpower and Personnel Carter L. Burgess revealed a new draft and Reserve program to fit the lower military-force levels during the next four years.

If the program gets by Congress, 17-year-olds will have...

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