Army & Navy: The Army Raids Its Desks

The Army had long known that when it reached full strength it would have more tail than teeth. Thousands of good soldiers would have to be tied up in noncombat duties, building the greatest supply system in history, training millions for battle.

Now most of the building-training job is done. By last week the Army was deep in a program of shifting its able-bodied service and administration personnel into the battle line. It hopes and intends to bring out at least half a million soldiers from desks and shops to combat duty. To fill...

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