TITLE

Veto Blunder

AUTHOR(S)
Burt, Richard
PUB. DATE
September 1978
SOURCE
New Republic;9/9/78, Vol. 179 Issue 11, p10
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Focuses on the reasons why U.S. President Jimmy Carter's extraordinary veto of the defense procurement bill was considered a major blunder. Initial view that the veto was a triumph of reason over military pork barrel; Bill's threat to waste dollars on a nuclear-powered aircraft carrier and cut programs of great importance to American defense; Dictates of national security and fiscal responsibility that required the President to exercise his veto power; Carter's decision which could prove to be the most serious of his many mistakes in the area of foreign defense policy; Doubts about Carter's competence in dealing with national security problems.
ACCESSION #
11081168

 

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