National Affairs: No Easy Way

In standard military thinking, the top brass in the armed services always ask for as many billions as they dare, are still not satisfied that they get enough. In Boston last week, the Army's Chief of Staff Omar Bradley took a different line.

There was a limit, he said, to the money the U.S. could invest in its own security. Added General Bradley: "It is clearly apparent that in the absence of any precipitant danger, the nation must curb within reason that share of the national income it would devote to its common defenses . . . The danger of conflict today...

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