AMERICAN SCENE: This Is the Army Mr. Jones?

To see what basic training is like in the new, all-volunteer U.S. Army, TIME Correspondent James Bell last week visited Fort Jackson in the piney woods of South Carolina. Bell brought plenty of credentials and plenty of perspective to the job. He had taken basic training during World War II and later reported on how the system of making soldiers out of civilians operated during the Korean War. Old Soldier Bell's report:

"Our mission is to develop a highly motivated, disciplined soldier who knows the basic skills of his craft," says Major General William...

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