Reorganization of the Army and Cuban Independence: Speech of Hon. William Sulzer, of New York, in the House of Representatives, Thursday, April 7, 1898 (Classic Reprint) by William Sulzer (Paperback / softback, 2016)
Excerpt from Reorganization of the Army and Cuban Independence: Speech of Hon. William Sulzer, of New York, in the House of Representatives, Thursday, April 7, 1898 Mr. Hull. What I was asking about was the division of the time. Mr. Sulzer. I believe I have the oor, and I will proceed. Mr. Speaker, the bill was reported by the Committee on Mili tary Affairs with the understanding, on my part, at least, that each member of the committee should have the privilege of tak ing such position on it as he desired. For one I desire to say that I am absolutely opposed to the greater part of this bill., The only part of the bill that I favor is the provision for the reorganization of the Army on the basis of three battalions. There are, I believe, only three countries in the civilized world today which have their armies organized on the basis of two bat talions. They are China, Persia, and the United States. Every civilized nation in the world which considers itself a military power has the modern organization of three battalions, and China, I am informed, is about, or has recently, adopted this modern plan of organization. I therefore believe that the Government of the United States should adopt the three-battalion system. I favor that part of the bill, and I hope so much of the bill will pass. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art techlogy to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.