Defense: New Look

For weeks, the air in the Pentagon had a kind of tense expectancy as the Kennedy Administration made its promised hard-boiled study of U.S. military might. The promise in the air, bolstered by the President's own words, indicated a movement toward a radical strengthening of the Navy's Polaris submarine force and a sharper concentration on conventional warfare needs. This week the promise flowered when the President sent his New Look to Congress. Recommendations:

¶ Ten additional Polaris subs (making a total of 29 authorized and under construction), quicker development of a boost...

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