Universal Military Service

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Universal Military Service

Questions of military Policy Before Congress

A Permanent Policy of compulsory military training is recommended for the United States by Secretary of War Stimson and Secretary of the Navy Knox and at present enjoys substantial support in Congress. Universal service is urged by its proponents as the only means of affording adequate protection against future aggressions by foreign powers. They contend also that a year of military training for all young men in their late ’teens would raise the standards of education, health, civic responsibility and personal integrity of the nation's youth.

Proposals for universal service will receive major attention from the committee set up by the House of Representatives, March 28, to study the postwar military needs of the United States. Chairman Woodrum ...

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