As a direct result of recent Communist successes in Asia, the Pentagon has revamped its New Look for the U.S. armed forces. Last winter's plans called for an almost complete withdrawal of U.S. ground troops from the Far East and reduction of the total armed-forces level to 2,800,000 men. Under the revised plans:

¶Force levels will be stabilized at 3,070,000 men, with the Army getting 1,200,000, the Air Force 970,000, the Navy 685,000 and the Marine Corps 215,000. The Army will have about 17 divisions and 18 regimental combat teams, the Navy some 400 combatant ships, the Air Force...

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