September 1942

The Future of the Defense Battalion

Volume 26, Issue 3



IN times like the present, it is a bold man who will indulge in speculation-at least audibly or in print-as to the future of anything. Particularly anything having to do with the science of war. Yet the impulse is universal. Where are we going? everyone asks; in the basic and time-honored military subdivisions such as the infantry and light artillery, answers are already to be obtained, even as the aviation-picture is rapidly clearing. But in more specialized and rarified realms the solution is not always so plain. What, for example, is going to happen to the defense battalion?

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