National Affairs: Second-Strike Power?

Three accredited private investigators of U.S. defenses nailed a bright red danger signal to the Pentagon's highest mast this week. The signal: "The military position of the United States has declined in the short span of 15 years from one of unchallenged security to that of a nation both open and vulnerable to direct and devastating attack." The investigators, operating on a grant from the Senate Foreign Relations Committee: Paul H. Nitzer onetime chief policy planner (1950-53) for Democratic Secretary of State Dean Acheson, Military Pundit James E. King Jr., and Director Arnold Wolfers of the Johns Hopkins University Washington...