DEFENSE: The Right of Might

He intended to "get the truth with the bark off," barked Senate Majority Leader Lyndon Baines Johnson before he gaveled his Senate Preparedness Investigating Subcommittee to order last week. For days Johnson and such other leading Democrats as Mississippi's John Stennis, Georgia's Dick Russell, Missouri's Stuart Symington, Illinois' Paul Douglas had worried their way into headlines over the Administration's refusal to restore a 55,000 manpower cut already under way in the Army and Marines, and its decision not to get going on a $750 million-a-year air alert for the Strategic Air Command....

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