ARMED FORCES: Something for a Scabbard

ARMED FORCES Something for a Scabbard The U.S. Army, grimly aware that its historic role and mission will be obsolete in the missile age, last week publicly wigwagged its hope of latching on to both a new weapon and way of life. To New York Timesman James Reston the Army passed the word that it had presented to Defense Secretary Neil McElroy and the Joint Chiefs of Staff a plan to produce an operational anti-missile missile* by 1961. Cost: between $6 billion and $7 billion. Name of the proposed missile system : the Army's Nike-Zeus.

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