Stand-By Laws for War

Archive Report

Advance Planning and Modern Warfare

Participation of American air and sea squadrons in the defense of South Korea and the implication of the President's statement of June 27 that attempted conquest of any additional territory by international Communism will be met with military force have clearly brought the United States closer to war with Russia than at any time in the past. Recognizing this fact, Congress has extended the Selective Service Act for an additional year, with no restrictions on the President's power to order inductions, and it has granted new authority to the President to order any or ail members and organizations of the National Guard and other reserve components to active duty, without prior action by the legislative branch.

Whether additional stand-by laws for ...

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