National Affairs: Not Good Enough

Showing the bluntness that he rarely lets the public see or hear, Dwight Eisenhower let fire last week with the toughest language he has aimed at Capitol Hill during his 5½ years in the presidency. Target of the salvo: the defense reorganization bill unanimously reported out by "Uncle Carl" Vinson's House Armed Services Committee. When he first laid eyes on the committee's draft in mid-May, the President dubbed it "progress." But close analysis showed that three Vinson & Co. provisions sliced deep into the substance of the Administration's painstakingly thought-out proposal (TIME, April 14). Ike did a slow burn, then burst...

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