National Affairs: A Matter of Life & Death

In Washington a citizens' commission headed by RCA's Board Chairman David Sarnoff let fly last week with a roundhouse punch at the U.S. military establishment. In a report to Defense Secretary Charles E. Wilson, the Sarnoff Commission (formal title: the Citizens Advisory Commission on Manpower Utilization in the Armed Services) recommended "an overall reduction of at least 10% in men, money and matériel . . . in the operations of the Department of Defense." Such a cut, said the commission, "can be achieved . . . without diminishing the required combat effectiveness of...

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