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Title Facts Forum News, Vol. 4, No. 4, April 1955
Series Title Facts Forum News
Creator
  • Facts Forum
Contributor
  • Evans, Medford
Publisher Facts Forum
Date April 1955
Language eng
Subject
  • Anti-communist movements
  • Conservatism
  • Politics and government
  • Hunt, H. L.
Place
  • Dallas, Texas
Genre
  • journals (periodicals)
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  • Text
Identifier AP2.F146 v. 4 1955; OCLC: 1352973
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  • University of Houston Libraries
  • Facts Forum News
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Transcript INITIAL RECEIVING POINT 9TH INF DIVISION A" PeTrsonnel Reporting T° Fopt Dix x REPORT HERE T INITIAL RECEIVING POINT 9If INF DIVISION All Personnel ReportinO to Fort Dix * REPORT HERE —Wide World Pholos Recruits arriving at Fort Din, N. J„ find *• that if doesn't take the Army long to Qr|sform them from civilians into soldiers. ftve well over three million nun under !'""- enough Inr any aspiring dictator he knew how lei manipulate them |.'"l llohildv si I Ills ll) lllillk lllCy pill Hill "oerties in jeopardy." , Actually, Eisenhower's proposal would (lc(- ''ii'ei-i. i|,,. standing armed forces re- ''"ig the danger oi militarism. t\ot since the British came up the /."""iele and burned the Capitol. Lhe r lll(' House, and the Treasury have we ",(l the possibility ol an attack upon |'"r own homeland. We have been for- ! "al'' iii fighting mu' war- away From n" home soil, We can no longer expeel Jl advantage. There can be no ques- A°,n that the Soviets have both the O-ren.v.1. i .. Ih, A k ,,'iomh and the H-bomb, and they have ? "tag-range facilities to deliver them. d.r^31" should come, we would bene to Njj^il ourselves againsl air attacks.' , •ls''nbower"s reserve plan is actually M ^ version of the Minnie Man who fli""'- tiniskil in hand, ready to spring n 'nc defense when his nation was ||v.e?'ened and return lo his civilian en- Jl!tles "Inn the lineal was pul down. j, concept of the citizen-soldier has , ''' lo recommend il. No nation, nol I,." 'he Soviel dictatorship, can main- i; n continuously the level of mobilize- ,.,'' required by all-out hostilities. The |i h"uli| not only be prohibitive, Iml |,r( subtraction of able manpower from ''"ii'tu, work would cnppl "orny. in,. rv''rV age and every nation a bal- Must be- struck between ready and H'}'' elements of the armed forces. |w "'"al situation is an adequate man- in(.r''r I'ool in reserve lhat can he swifllv *Porated into a regular organiza tion, with a minimum ol red tape and refresher training and without serious disruplion of the domestic economy.' PREJUDICE BROKEN DOWN While Americans have traditionally been opposed lo universal conscription. lhe experiences of World War II and of ihe Korean war have broken down mee-i of lhe prejudice. We em- mew awakened lo lhe need for a fair, ilea ralie. anil effective method of building up the' nation s defenses, wilh equal responsibility for all. Karl T. Compton, who headed Presidenl Truman's commission on I MT, has outlined lhe necessity for some kind of national security training:8 (1) Ii would acl as a deterrent to Soviel aggression and a,- a strong support to the freedom-loving peoples of lhe earth in their efforts to establish the rule of international law and justice through the United Nalions. By providing an enduring base for our military Strength, we can negate the Seiviei scheme lo enslave the world and. by the same token, strengthen lln- will l" rcsisi of those who are ahead) under the Kremlin's heel or vulnerable in lius-iem attack.' (2) Ii would give us maximum security al minimum cost. Ihe mosl expensive type of national defense is the kind we have now the kind lhal is measured by lhe number of men we have under arms at any given moment. Il is lhe niosi expensive in terms of dollars and in ils drain of productive manpower." (3) If war shoulil come, il would reduce lhe lime required for total mobilization. Even under our present costly system we do not begin lo have' lhe men in the armed forces lhal would he needed lo fight a large-scale war. We would have to call up three men from civilian life' for every one now in uniform. How quickly those men could be trained and organized into combat units mighl rep- resent the margin between survival ami extinction for our country.' It) ll represents the besl hope for a meaningful civil defense organization, competent lo deal with a sudden and vicious attack upon our cities. In every community, there would be men whose l-'A CTs FORUM NEWS, April, ,!>:>', —Wide World Photos (Top left) U.S. Navy blimp hovers over the U.S.S. Forrestal, giant 60-thousand-ton carrier; (top right) Army's two-stage "bumper" rocket at the long-range proving ground at Cocoa, Fla.; (lower left) Europe-bound infantrymen parade up Broadway: (lower right) Air Force pilots dash to jet fighter-interceptors during practice maneuvers in defending coastal area from possible attack. Page 11
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