Peacetime Conscription

Archive Report

Leading Issue of Postwar Military Policy

Advocates of compulsory military training will return to Washington from the present recess of Congress prepared to press for early action on a permanent system of conscription for the United States. The new system would replace the present Selective Service System after the close of the war with Japan. War Department recommendations for adoption of a peacetime military training law at the 1945 session received full endorsement in a report to the House, July 5, from its special Committee on Postwar Military Policy.1

The special committee, Rep. Woodrum (D., Va.), chairman, held open hearings from June 4 to June 19 at which proponents and opponents of compulsory military training were given full opportunity to present their views. Further hearings will ...

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