National Affairs: Defense on the Level

During most of his press conference last week, Dwight Eisenhower had the somber, preoccupied look of a very busy man straining hard to keep his mind off the piled-up papers and problems waiting for him back at the office. But toward the end of the 34-minute session, a question about defense policy sparked the President into a strong-voiced exposition of his thinking. Asked a reporter: Does the decision to stretch out NATO's defense build-up "represent a change in policy from the time that you were in command of NATO forces?" Replied the President, thumping the desk: There must be constant review...

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