DEFENSE: Cuts & Consequences

What kind of defense will the U.S. be able to buy with the approximately $36.5 billion left by the Eisenhower budget cut? Deputy Secretary of Defense Roger Kyes. ex-General Motors vice president and production man (see below), had cut carefully in all directions to get the $5 billion saving. Some of the probable results of Kyes's budget cutting in terms of men and equipment:

¶ Combined manpower strength of the armed services (now 3,650,000) will be reduced in fiscal 1954 by 7.5%, i.e., about 273,750 men.

¶The Army will keep the 20 combat divisions it now has and (because of an...

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