DEFENSE: Accent on Air Power

While air-atom power increases under the Eisenhower defense budget, total defense spending and manpower will be decreasing. Manpower is to go down from 3,400,000 now to 3,000,000 by July of next year. The year's defense spending is programmed at $37.6 billion, $4 billion below this fiscal year, $6.1 billion under last year.

Despite the cuts, the total defense establishment will be far stronger and more expensive than it was in 1950, just before the Korean war. Manpower will be double the 1950 level, expenditures nearly three times as much. Although both the...

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