DEFENSE: Floodgates Opened

Sending his Pentagon reorganization legislation to Congress last week, President Eisenhower opened the floodgates on the great debate and waited. He did not have long to wait for a Niagara from the man who has long rained over military matters in Congress: Georgia's seasoned, sharp-tongued Democrat Carl Vinson, 74, member of the House for 43 years, chairman of the old House Naval Affairs Committee for 16 years, and unchallenged czar of the Armed Services Committee for seven of the eleven years of its life.

Some folks dare to call Vinson "Uncle Carl," and sometimes "The Swamp Fox," after the Revolution's...

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