DEFENSE: Expert Testimony

DEFENSE Expert Testimony

"If you will pardon me," sighed North Carolina's Democratic Senator Sam Ervin Jr. after listening to a missileman's technical talk, "it sounds like unscrewing the inscrutable." By last week Sam Ervin, Chairman Lyndon Johnson and the rest of their colleagues in the Senate Preparedness Investigating Subcommittee hearings had reason to suspect that the Pentagon, like a complex missile, needed unscrewing badly. Having taken testimony on the state of the U.S. defense posture from military and civilian defense officials as well as scientists, the committee last week sat back while...

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