Nation: Bombs, Bottlenecks & Baloney

On the periphery of the moral and philosophical debate about Viet Nam, a hot little skirmish flared last week over the Administration's practical prosecution of the war.

It began quietly enough when House Republican Leader Gerald Ford gave reporters a run-of-the-mimeograph release charging that the U.S. was "running short of bombs despite all the billions we have voted for defense" and that this clearly showed "shocking mismanagement" by the Defense Department. Ford also accused the Administration of creating a "national scandal" by allowing a shipping backup to slow materiel deliveries to U.S. troops...

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