Canada: THE SERVICES: Retrenchment

After only a month on the job as Minister of National Defense for all three services, Brooke Claxton last week swung his new broom. Calling in reporters, he laid out his plans to sweep out all fuss & frills from the Army, Navy and Air Force, chop $50 million off the $440 million in this year's defense budget.

What new-broomer Claxton had to say dispelled the cloud of rumors that had fogged the services since they were integrated* (TIME, Dec. 23). It had set brass hats to jittering (none would be dropped under Claxton's plan), had lowered morale in the...

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