To the sad chronicle of muddled administration in the Pentagon were added some shocking new paragraphs last week as the Senate Preparedness Investigating Subcommittee went into its third week of hearings. Items:

¶ Heavy-jawed General Curtis E. LeMay, longtime SAC commander and now Air Force Vice Chief of Staff, disclosed that a "majority" of the Strategic Air Command's aircraft were grounded for lack of fuel during the last several weeks of fiscal 1957 (ending June 30). Jolting as it was, LeMay's statement checked out. For five weeks SAC had just enough gas...

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