THE NATION: Turnabout

The U.S. Government last week turned full face to enter the age of the satellite. It left behind the notions that no speedup was necessary in missile and satellite development, that the administrative organization of the defense establishment was satisfactory, that interservice rivalries were somehow healthy, that the budget remained sacrosanct even while Red moons spun through the sky. Just a few weeks before, President Eisenhower, asked at his press conference if he might name a special White House scientific adviser, replied: "I hadn't thought of that." Last week he not only appointed such an adviser but gave him...

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