National Affairs: The Tough Ones

The ease with which small, fast-moving enemy units wiggled through U.S. lines in Korea gave the Army an idea. Last week it began doing something about it. In the winter-stubbled fields at Ft. Benning, Ga., a special school had been established to train tough, company-sized commando groups. As a starter, the Army said it would make up four companies of parachutists, give them intensive training in amphibious assault, infiltration, use of enemy weapons, sabotage and guerrilla warfare. As the five officers and no men of each company complete their training, they will be shipped out to become an integral part of...

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