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The military manpower system was reviewed. GAO was asked to: (1) examine the assumptions upon which the Department of Defense (DOD) bases its requirements of 650,000 inductees within 180 days; (2) examine the conclusion of the Director of the Selective Service System (SSS) that it can deliver 100,000 inductees by Mobilization (M)+35 days and 650,000 by M+125 days; and (3) determine whether DOD, specifically the Department of the Army, has the training capacity to absorb 100,000 inductees by M+28 days or by M+35 days, and 650,000 inductees by M+125 days.

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