“Senator Johnson and Member of the Committee:

“I favor the concept that all young men should be obligated to render for a certain period some form of ‘time tax’ toward national security. The problem is how to levy this tax in the way most useful to the nation. In general I support the view that, as nearly universally as possible, the time should be taken between graduation from high school and subsequent activities, since in most cases this is the least disruptive time in the career of the individual. However, in some cases the nation might better ask young men to serve at a later and less convenient time, after they have developed aptitudes which will enable them to render specialized and greater service which the nation now needs badly and will find increasingly difficult to obtain.

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