THE NATION: Less Than Best?

The great question that stalks the '60s is whether the U.S. has the plan and purpose to hold its lead against the threats of the Soviet Union. The President of the U.S. devoutly believes that the nation has both. Last week three top businessmen and a leading educator, all veterans of public service, publicly disagreed.

Manhattan Investment Banker Robert

Abercrombie Lovett, 64, Truman Administration Under Secretary of State (1947-49) and Defense Secretary (1951-53), laid down the common theme in an exchange with Washington's Senator Henry M. Jackson during the initial session of Jackson's promising new subcommittee on National Policy Machinery.

Jackson: I want...

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