National Affairs: Strategic Hitchhikers

The Army proudly sent around the belated birth announcements last week of an integrated 150,000-man force, set up to handle small war situations ranging from street riots to a second Korea. Name of force: Strategic Army Corps, or STRAC. Motto: Skilled, Tough. Ready Around the Clock. Composition of force: paratroops of the 82nd and 101st Airborne

Divisions, infantrymen of the 1st and 4th Divisions and the headquarters establishment of the XVIII Airborne Corps. Strike power of force: lightweight rifles, machine guns and mortars, recoilless rifles, lightweight jeeps and trucks, backstopped by air-transportable, atomic-warheaded Honest John tactical missiles.

The STRAC organization has been a...

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