Army & Navy - Chance for the Unruly

What should be done with soldiers who desert? Should surly soldiers who refuse to obey orders be imprisoned and dishonorably discharged? Such problems, which every army must face, were being met in the U.S. last week in nine new camps designed for salvage and reclamation of substandard soldiers.

Sponsor of the new camps, established last December, is Brigadier General Edwin C. McNeil, 60-year-old onetime West Point law teacher and Assistant Judge Advocate General. The camps were an outgrowth of the old disciplinary-barracks (D.B.) scheme at Fort Leavenworth. The enlightened Leavenworth system (famed among old Army men for its "restored" enlisted...

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