THE ARMED FORCES: Charlie's Big Thumb

Defense Secretary Charles Erwin Wilson, a man who makes vast good sense when he confines his conversation to the familiar worlds of industry and production, demonstrated again last week his equally vast ability to say the wrong thing at the wrong time "in the wrong place. At Quantico, Va., where he had gathered 150 of his civilian and military defense leaders for the annual review of defense spending, Wilson and newsmen engaged in this exchange:

Q.: Mr. Wilson, Prime Minister Eden has announced that the British are going to cut their defense...

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