National Affairs: THE DEFENSE BUDGET-

Vast Funds Are Spread Too Thin

MANY U.S. military men agree that $41 billion a year is enough to buy adequate defense for the nation, but few believe that the $41 billion-plus budget for fiscal 1961 is going to buy the best or even adequate defense. Though drafted over months of round-the-clock work by able planners, the proposed defense budget leaves the U.S. with cause for rising worry over how much security it gets for its tax dollar. Reason: the 1961 budget, like many of its predecessors, represents slow compromise with the fast, uncompromising changes of modern-weapons technology. Result: it spreads too...

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