ARMED FORCES: Half a Million More Draftees?

With the job of Defense Secretary, Bob Lovett inherited a bitter squabble. In an effort to work out a long-range "Statement of Forces" and a budget for the next fiscal year, his Joint Chiefs of Staff had reached a deadlock. The Air Force wanted to expand from 95 to 163 groups (138 combat, 25 transport). The Army and Navy filed a strong dissent. Navy air (equivalent to 30 groups) ought to be included in the air-power total, they said. The Air Force should organize more transport groups and concentrate on tactical, close air support....

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