Investigations: The Fat Cousin

The scandalous U.S. farm hoard has a fat and sloppy cousin in the stockpiling program, which has gorged itself with $8.7 billion worth of war-emergency materials. This is more than twice as much as the Pentagon believes the U.S. needs for a three-year war. An investigation of stockpiling by a Senate Armed Services subcommittee has indicated that efforts to cut the surplus were blocked by Government agencies, pressure from industry, and downright inefficiency. Last week the subcommittee was told a tale, involving both the Eisenhower and Kennedy Administrations, of four metals:

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