Capital Notes: Behind the Scenes

Pentagon Discipline. In drawing up President Eisenhower's 1961-62 defense budget, each service is throwing in a little bit of money for a little bit of everything, in hopes that the Kennedy Administration can be sold on as many pet projects as possible. But the exercise may well be futile. After long conversations with Defense Secretary-designate Robert McNamara, Pentagon Research Chief Herbert York (who will stay on for a while in the next Administration) tells friends that the Defense Department will soon come to feel a "new discipline" in the development of new...

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