Monday, August 31, 2020

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The United States of America had let down its defenses. In contrast to the four million Americans armed by the end of World War I, by 1935 the United States Regular Army had declined to 118,750 men, which, as Army Chief of Staff Douglas MacArthur noted, "could be crowded into Yankee Stadium" and he added that it would be "relatively helpless in the event of a foreign invasion.

- From The Rise of the G.I. Army 1940-1941: The Forgotten Story of How America Forged a Powerful Army Before Pearl Harbor by Paul Dickson

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