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Title Facts Forum News, Vol. 4, No. 4, April 1955
Series Title Facts Forum News
Creator
  • Facts Forum
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  • 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 military training would be a greal help." to) From the standpoint of the nun as well as the nation, it would provide for the fulfillment of military duty al the time that entailed least disruption of civilian life. After once serving his active time, no young man would be called away from home' except in an emergency; and that possibility would exist with or without the reserve training program.9 101 It would eliminate injustice to veterans by providing for a democratic sharing of the liability for national defense. Many arguments have been raised ageiinst the reserve training program, mosl eif which, when examined carefully, have liltli- or no merit.1' One argument is that the reserve program is valueless because of lhe development of push-button warfare based on the use ol siipei weapons in place of masses eef military manpower. None of our military or scientific leaders, however, agrees that we- have- reached the tlay when we can fight a war without men. On the contrary, each new elcvii- eipiniiii in warfare increases the number of men and thc degree of training required." The nexl argument, then, sn- lhal si\ niniiilis is to,, short for worthwhile training. The answer lo this argument is thai anv training program must represent ;i balance between lhe requirements nl' ihe military departments and the competing considerations of ihe civilian economy and of family life. There are many weapons ami mililarv operations that lake six. eight, or even leu years In master. But ranking officers of lhe Army. Navy, einel Air Force are unanimous in their conviction lhal si\ months of intensive basic training, plus reserve duty, will represenl a genuine contribution toward preparedness.9 EVER-PRESENT ARGUMENT There is edso ihe- ever-present argu- meni lhal the program will lead to militarism and lhe building up of ei military caste system in this country, lhe possibility thai six months of training will turn our youth into militarists seems unworthy of a serious consideration when one considers the absence of any militaristic <\,\i\i among the millions eef American veterans who spent years em combat duty in Iwn world wars and then took their places among our nnesi responsible ami peaceful citizens ;es soon is they returned to their homes. ] he reserve program concept is geared to reduce, rather than enhance, the danger eif militarism in lhe United Stairs. It eliminates the need for maintaining a large' standing force' over a greal number of veeirs: il provides for the' nio-l equitable distribution of the' security burden, thus reinforcing the democratic ideal: and it actually permits mole' e ivi- lian control than ;i standing army program does.8 The exigencies of lln- international situation thai faces us simply do mil permit continued delay in the matter of universal military training. If we hope —Wid« World Photo A draft bill that included for the first time a start toward universal military training was siqned into law June 19, 1951, by President Truman. Defense Secretary George Marshall (right) and Mrs. Anna Rosenberg (center], Assistant Secretary of Defense, were among those witnessing the ceremony. Page 12 -Wide World PW" The late Dr. Karl T. Compton in prevent a hot wen. or lo defend o"1 selves if war should come, wc n"1' adopt Presidenl Eisenhower's miliffl service plan, and we- must provide _l1 fi< it-nl appropriations to administer ' properly. Thai vvas one side of the question* Now comes the opposite side- eirllt'' menls of some who DO NOT approve of Eisenhower's new military service plan. Wi. KNOW lhal lhe Soviets' first •"' of attack againsl America is b""1 within, America is infinitely more P", erfiil litem lhe Seevi.t I nion—so *u, more powerful that lhe >eevieis ,'"""' even begin lo think aboul conquering until they have dangerously weakejB us internally. They have been in ''. phase of the attack againsl America' years. This is nol a military opcrat' and we cannot de\ ise any militar) lenses againsl it. This is a war of i'"' a battle for the minds of men.10 I The Sovii'l shock troops in litis l':1, arc Vmerican traitors members "' Communisl patty and their syinp:'"' • is ami the' misguided iele'edi-ls " unwittingl) ,|o their work lor ill,'"1' , II. by infiltration ami subversion! I Communists could cul us loose fro* I r e- - moorings ol our own traditions principle's and n tional pride, and 1 paic ii- to accept whal they call . wave '.I the future, the planned '''j omy. the Socialist state they couWJ slroy the American constitutional I tern and integrate America into then I iiii,n of Soviel Socialisl llii1"''. without firiiiL' a shot or landing ■' elicr on our shores.10 Obviously, Ike's proposed reser*" partially-trained soldiers won'l I"'1' FACTS FOUUM NEWS, Apri I. . lhe) did a'h our |e Pee in ll Ndess wa H Overn ""' ocean, Pection ., '"story of t rilei, '"""IS Wliiei Ne will, < Nsdam <>"<' va. ne 'lowed. ,,.'" less | H:'f II end ?;'i'is| the [Wied Nati S* Soviel I ; the drive '"a started , °r manv > People 'Ha, we, /"'■ bv the ^schemes . out sudd Hurs, of ii imn j'K shelve, j',1-" on A' I, ''"ur mm I,'! ajor ;n..,li,le,i " who v j*CTS FO
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