DEFENSE: Of War & Warning

Missouri's Senator Stuart Symington, Democratic presidential hopeful who has made defense his favorite issue ever since he served as Harry Truman's Secretary of the Air Force (1947-50),* summoned Washington reporters to a committee room in the old Senate Office Building one day last week. Gravely Symington passed out advance copies of a speech that he was about to make on the Senate floor attacking the Administration's new lower appraisal of Soviet missile production (TIME, Feb. 1). Said he in the speech: "The intelligence books have been juggled so that the budget...

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