DEFENSE: Quit Wringing Our Hands

After traveling 12,000 miles to survey U.S. installations and aid programs in twelve European and African lands,-a Senate Armed Services Subcommittee last week made an interim report. Its biggest news: general approval of U.S. defense measures in far lands.

The subcommittee (South Dakota Republican Francis Case, Pennsylvania Republican James H. Duff and Mississippi Democrat John C. Stennis) found that, as usual, there is some confusion and waste in the U.S. effort overseas, e.g., "about $5,000,000 was expended on a field in Egypt, the use of which is now denied the United States." But many past errors have been corrected and...

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