ARMED FORCES: More Money, More Power

The voters had been asked to pay billions in Marshall Plan aid, and billions for U.S. military expansion. Last week, in his first formal report, Defense Secretary Jim Forrestal told them that all this was still not enough for security against the Russians.* The U.S. taxpayers would also have to dig up more billions to arm America's friends abroad.

In a 65,000-word message to the President, Forrestal urged top priority for legislation which would permit the President to send "military assistance" anywhere overseas. Such authority to act without reference back to Congress should be so general that...

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