Military Manpower

Archive Report

Reassessment of Military Manpower Needs

In the unhappy but not unlikely event that the Geneva conference fails to bring a cease-fire in Indo-China, the United States may be forced to make up its mind whether it will intervene in the Southeast Asian conflict. Administration spokesmen have made it plain that intervention will not be undertaken except in cooperation with other countries. However, a large share of the military burden, even if not as large a share as in Korea, would have to be borne by the United States. And although the talk has been of limiting any American intervention to naval and air action, it is a question whether such a limitation could be made to stick much longer in Indo-China than it did in ...

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