ARMY & NAVY: Wasteful & Obsolete

The report of the President's Advisory Commission on Universal Training (TIME, June 9) seemed to have popular approval. Editorial writers largely cheered it, and the latest Gallup poll showed 74% of U.S. citizens in favor of enforced military training for U.S. youths. Bernard Baruch put U.M.T. high on his 16-point preparedness program. Last week, speaking as chairman of the newly formed, 120-member Citizens Emergency Committee for Universal Military Training,* Owen J. Roberts, former Supreme Court justice, added his voice. World affairs are approaching a crisis, he told the House Armed Services...

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