CIVIL DEFENSE: The Price of Life

CIVIL DEFENSE The Price of Life Streaming through Washington last week like a rocket's vapor trail was the news of a mysterious report on U.S. defense that had been handed the National Security Council and the White House for top-secret study. Newsmen who traced the smoke to the rocket found that the report was the work of the little-known Gaither committee, headed by onetime Ford Foundation President H. Rowan Gaither Jr. and set up six months ago by the President.

Its chief assignment: public safety in all-out war.

The Unknown Area. The committee's prime...

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