Armed Forces: The Great Gripe

"I've been a Democrat all my life," wrote an angry Army reservist to his Congressman, "but I led the booing when Kennedy's picture came on the newsreel." Last week other Congressmen were receiving scores of similar letters, and newspapers across the U.S. bloomed with headlines about the unhappy lot of reservists and National Guardsmen who have been recalled to active duty since the Berlin crisis began boiling. What was going on? The answer: nothing more snafu than usual in times of rapid military buildup.

Last summer, when Russia began to threaten war over...

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