Books: Arms and the Senator

REPORT FROM WASTELAND: AMERICA'S MILITARY-INDUSTRIAL COMPLEX by Senator William Proxmire. 248 pages. Praeger. $6.95.

There is little novelty these days in attacking the Pentagon. The war in Viet Nam, the cover-up of the massacre at My Lai, the service club scandals, the inability to answer North Korea's flea-bite seizure of the Pueblo—all these things and more have combined to bring the American military establishment into the noisiest disesteem since before World War II. Wisconsin's Senator William Proxmire, a liberal Democrat—but no doctrinaire foe of the armed services —has won national attention with his disclosures about military overspending beyond original estimates for weapons...

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