National Affairs: Stress on Missiles

From President Eisenhower's $41 billion defense budget emerged dramatic evidence of the strategic change brought on by rocket-age technology: for the first time in its history, the U.S. plans to spend more on missiles than on manned aircraft. For fiscal 1961, the Defense Department budget calls for $6 billion in new money on missiles and missile bases, with $5.2 billion going for aircraft.

While both the Army, with a defense-spending share of $9.4 billion, and the Navy, at $11.7 billion, get slight increases over fiscal 1960, the Air Force, in its change to emphasis...

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