THE PEOPLE: The Great Debate

The unfamiliar and doomlike atmosphere of the Korean crisis stirred up a familiar U.S. reaction: many a citizen, great & small, thought that he knew just what ought to be done about it:

¶ Two members of Montana's Roosevelt County (pop. 9,550) draft board announced that they were unwilling to draft men until the U.S. guaranteed to use the atomic bomb. Selective Service Director Lewis B. Hershey promptly suspended them.

¶ National commanders of four veterans' groups (American Legion, V.F.W., Disabled American Veterans and Amvets) wrote President Truman a...

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