DEFENSE: Accent on Offense

Working on the theory that a strengthened offense is the surest defense, U.S. military men are marching toward the clearest definition of U.S. defense policy since World War II. They are steadily slowing down spending for purely defensive weapons and shifting the funds into harder-hitting, faster-moving weapons of offense. Last week President Eisenhower took the biggest step yet, approved an $800 million Pentagon proposal to:

¶ Boost the number of operational Atlas ICBMs from 124 to 142 by the end of 1962, and speed production of train-borne, solid-fuel Minuteman ICBMs.

¶ Prepare for...

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