Education: ROTC Under Fire

At 15 major U.S. universities, from New Jersey's Rutgers to the University of Hawaii, students are protesting compulsory membership in the Reserve Officers Training Corps. Pacifist groups sometimes exploit the protest, as they did in the pre-World War II days; but the real complaint is the U.S. Army's archaic training course on campus. While wags deride the jazzy new forest-green uniform ("Robin Hood's Men"), those who wear it resent long hours of playing doughboy with World War I machine guns. Last week dissidents were stirring up many a state university campus. Samples:


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