Nation: THE DEFENSE BILL: Flexibility for the Atomic Age

"THE U.S. House of Representatives last week passed President Kennedy's $42.7 billion defense bill—the biggest since World War II and a sum representing more than half of the total budget for fiscal 1962. The House vote was 412-0, and at no time during the brief debate was a suggestion made to cut the appropriation on a major point. Since the Senate is virtually certain to approve the bill in much the same form, it is perfectly plain that the 87th Congress is ready, willing and eager to give President Kennedy whatever he thinks he...

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