There is -- in this war -- a general educational course required of all personnel, officers and enlisted men of the Second Army. This is the text of the lectures, now available in published form for the first time (previously only a few mimeographed copies were issued). Not only has it value for the men themselves, who want a permanent record of the course, but in one volume, is an amazingly successful job of compressed history, foreign policy, geographic foundations of world trade and our stakes in this war. The second half of the book deals with the armed forces, organization, function, weapons, branches. Closing chapters cover the armies of our opponents, and the use of propaganda in total war.