DEFENSE: Enter Old Ironsides

Into the shot and shell over the defense budget sailed Defense Secretary Charles Erwin Wilson, whose battle banner many an eye has danced to see. To port lay the lusty economizers of the House Appropriations Committee, who had just brought down 7% of Charlie's defense budget with one savage $2.5 billion cut. To starboard, scudding elusively above and below the horizon, lay sleeker seamen such as Scientist Vannevar Bush, an old Pentagon hand, and Distinguished Citizen Nelson A. Rockefeller; they thought that Wilson ought to save money and step up efficiency by...

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