National Affairs: Design -for Cooler Days

The Pentagon could feel the rustle among parents worried about the draft, and hear the gripes of reservists and guardsmen unwillingly and inequitably called back to the colors. Whether or not peace settled over Korea, something had to be done about the makeshift way the armed forces got its fighting men.

Last week a distinguished five-man commission,* paid $50 a day apiece as experts, worked in a Pentagon office to make something specific out of the Pentagon's own long-range solution—universal military training.

U.M.T., steadfastly advocated by military men since George Washington's day, had finally been bulled through a somewhat reluctant Congress, was at...

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