DEFENSE: Somber Warning

Ever since his days as the first Secretary of the Air Force, Missouri's Stuart Symington, now a U.S. Senator, has been calling for greater U.S. air power, and warning against cuts and cutbacks in Air Force appropriations. Last week, on NBC's Meet the Press, Symington gave the U.S. people his most somber warning yet.

Newshen May Craig of the Portland (Me.) Press Herald led off by asking Symington for an estimate of current Soviet strength.

Symington: They have a very great air force, not only a defensive air force but an offensive air force. And any time from...

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