DEFENSE: Man With the Answers

"The Congress and the people would be disappointed," said Defense Secretary Charles Erwin Wilson last week, "if they really knew the facts after all the money that had been appropriated for the Air Force." In answering a set of written questions put to him by Maine's Senator Margaret Chase Smith, he went into no further detail about the sad state (as he sees it) of the Air Force, but he indicated that under his management the whole defense situation would soon be improved. Said he: "We are planning by the end of 1954 to have 20 well-equipped divisions in the...

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