Defense: With Courage & Good Sense

"These decisions,", said Robert Mc-Namara, "are absolutely, unequivocally, without qualification, irrevocable unless some new evidence is brought to our attention, and the chances of that are damn small." With that rock-hard statement, the U.S. Secretary of Defense last week announced an action for which he deserves the silver star with enough oakleaf clusters to foliate a forest. Instead, about all he is likely to get is a political purple heart. He is closing down, phasing out or consolidating 95 military in stallations, ranging from isolated radio towers and obsolete missile sites...

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