Defense: Of Treaties & Togas

The witness arrived in Washington unheralded and drove straight to Capitol Hill, where Senator John Stennis' Preparedness Investigating Subcommittee was meeting in a closed-door session. Nobody in the Administration's upper echelons, none of the Pentagon's top civilian officials, not even Defense Secretary McNamara had been forewarned that he was going to testify. But it was not long before everybody in town knew that the Strategic Air Command's General Thomas S. Power had been around. "The Old Man," said a McNamara aide after Power finished speaking his mind on the nuclear test ban...

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