GREAT BRITAIN: Economize & Modernize

GREAT BRITAIN

Economize & Modernize

In the past ten years, Britain has had nine Defense Ministers. Despite the heavy turnover and some hard tries by able men, Britain's defense efforts have been more expensive than the nation can afford, and less successful than most military men would like. Last week Prime Minister Harold Macmillan granted sweeping powers to his new Defense Minister, red-haired Duncan Sandys (pronounced sands), 49, to carry out "substantial reduction in expenditure and manpower."

Before he could even get his feet under the desk, Sandys flew off to Washington, the...

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