Letters: Oct. 20, 1961

This Is the Army

Sir:

TIME points out in its cover story on the U.S. Army [Oct. 13] that the Eisenhower Administration greatly de-emphasized conventional weapons, concentrating instead upon missile and nuclear power. The theory was that this shift in emphasis would serve as a deterrent to war. Were there any wars?

If the current Army buildup is justified, let it build up. But let us also appreciate the success of the Eisenhower Administration's defense policies in saving money, building up our nuclear and missile capability to today's position and keeping us out of...

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