Priorities in Demobilization

Archive Report

Emerging Problem of Mustering-Out Policy

Pledges to Service Men in Party Platforms

Ground for Hope that partial demobilization of American forces in Europe may get under way before the close of 1944 is given by current evidence of a rapid decline in German military power. Prime Minister Churchill said, June 1, that “the months of this summer may … bring full success to the cause of freedom.” President Roosevelt said, June 12, that after the defeat of Germany, Japan might be forced “to unconditional surrender or to national suicide much more rapidly than has been thought possible.” The culminating phases of the war in the Pacific are not expected to require the full military strength now mobilized for the war in Europe.

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