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Nation: The What-Was-Said Gap

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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