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OUTSPOKEN AMERICAN

UNITED STATES UNrREPAREPNESS. Press Association—By Telegraph—Copyright. NEW YORK. December 24. Colonel Hustand, of Chicago. Adjutant neneral of the central department of the United States army, is advocating universal military training for the young men owing to the utter inadequacy of the U.S. forces. If the whole army were assembled at New York there would be, he says, insuflkient men to man the guns on a war footing. If the entire national guard assembled there would not be enough men to protect those guns against an enemy. New York's guns, in the present, condition of things, would be more likely to help an enemy to capture the city than to provide protection. Colonel Hustand outlined a scheme of service largely on the Australasian model whereby youths would be taught n.ll essential "military knowledge, and protected against the false history taught in the United States schools. American children ought to he. taught that America never really won a war against a 100 worthy of their steel. P.ritain during the colonist revolt, was too much occupied with her own affairs. In 1812 Hritaiu really won. but quit without insisting on her rights. The Civil 'War was merely a contest between two mobs of untrained men. Tim lights with Spain and Mexico were trifling. If Americans were trained thoy would make magnificent troops, all ready to die for their country.

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OUTSPOKEN AMERICAN, Issue 15685, 26 December 1914

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OUTSPOKEN AMERICAN Issue 15685, 26 December 1914

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