THE PRESIDENCY: Crossfire

In the midst of the defense battle, Dwight Eisenhower last week stood under some of the sharpest crossfire of personal attack since he stepped into the presidency. Congressional investigators prodded generals and admirals into admitting that they wanted more money than Ike's $41 billion military budget allows. Democrats accused the President of gambling with the nation's security; Missouri's Senator Stuart Symington, a presidential hopeful, even threatened to publish top-secret U.S. intelligence estimates if the Administration denies that Soviet might has "increased considerably." (Grumped Ike to his staff: "We may have...

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