Letters, Nov. 19, 1979

Price of Power

To the Editors:

A better title for your article "What Price Power?" [Oct. 29] would have been: "What Price Weakness?" Our security is cheap at ten times the price.

Alan D. McLemore Beaumont, Texas

Only a fool (or a Communist) would be opposed to the regeneration of America's military might. Of course everyone would like to see broad social programs enacted in this country, but when we're looking down the barrel of the Soviet Union's atomic shotgun, there's not much choice as to priorities.

Jennifer Rice Fort Lauderdale, Fla.

You are correct in your assessment "that a nation's most fundamental social-welfare obligation to its...

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