The Long Retreat: A Short History of British Defence Policy, by C.J. Bartlett
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The British had a good case - on paper - and a meeting of Attlee, Truman and Mackenzie King of Canada in Washington in November 1945 produced yet another affirmation of allied solidarity. ' This agreement was speedily rendered impotent by joint THE LONG RETREAT pressures within Congress and the American administration itself in favour of complete secrecy in the interest of American security, or pending the negotiation of an international treaty for the control of nuclear energy. The era of Anglo-American co-operation was at an end, symbolised by the McMahon Act of August 1946, which forbade the disclosure of nuclear information to other states.
Was faring rather better, while the navy could almost meet its needs with volunteers. But clearly there was a limit to the number of men who could be drawn to service life, however attractive the conditions, and it was especially difficult to attract those with the scientific and technical qualifications of which the forces stood in increasing need. Before THE LONG RETREAT 1957, therefore, no satisfactory alternative to National Service seemed in prospect, and even the intention to limit the term of service to twelve months from 1949 was never implemented.
Overseas commitments, however, distorted this policy, and compelled the maintenance of a larger army than the government desired. Such commitments were indeed to defeat the hope that National Service might be limited to twelve months - a time too short to make worthwhile use of a conscript overseas. The original rationale behind National Service had been the creation in the 1950S of a readily mobilisable reserve. The army, with Montgomery in the vanguard, were insisting that any future war would be a faster-moving, more sophisticated struggle than that of 1939-45, and that better-trained reserves, with a much higher degree of readiness than the inter-war Territorial Army, would be required.