Both the capability and the control of the U.S. nuclear arsenal were on
the way to becoming major issues in the presidential campaign. Last
week Barry Goldwater launched a verbal missile on each subject and drew
a massive retaliation from the Johnson Administration.
Fire One. At a national meeting of county officials in Washington,
Goldwater touched off a Pentagon flap by charging that a weapons gap
looms ahead. Said he: "Under our present defense leadership, with
its utter disregard for new weapons, our deliverable nuclear capacity
may be cut down by 90% in the...
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