AMERICANS ABROAD: Goodbye to All That

Like a latter-day Mongol horde, the fighting men who serve the U.S. around the world are followed by their wives and children—484,000 of them in 1060. In a drastic effort to reduce the flow of dollars abroad, President Eisenhower ordered the number of U.S. military dependents overseas reduced to 200,000 within two years. This may cut the U.S. payments deficit as, much as $500 million a year, counting what the Pentagon"spends on dependents and the $1,000 a year each dependent is estimated to spend abroad. But last week, at one of the lushest dependent settlements overseas, the good life...

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