MEN AT WAR: The Payoff

Last week there was new evidence to support the military axiom that carefully cultivated discipline and esprit de corps pay off in combat effectiveness. In Washington, the Defense Department revealed that only 26 men of the U.S. Marine Corps had been reported "missing in action" since the beginning of the Korean war. This was about 1/174th of the 4,517 marine casualties so far announced. Army men "missing in action" amounted to about one-sixth of verified Army casualties.

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