DEFENSE: A Victory for the Pentagon

Congress appears willing to give the armed services just about everything they want in their budget for fiscal 1975. Acting on the first major segment of the budget submitted to Congress, the Senate last week voted to authorize $21.8 billion for weapons purchases and research, some $1.3 billion less than the Defense Department sought; the House earlier approved $22.6 billion. Complains Democratic Senator Thomas J. Mclntyre of New Hampshire, a Pentagon critic: "If there is a question of more strength, the Senators feel it would be best to err on the side...

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