TITLE

Patchwork in the Pentagon

AUTHOR(S)
Gaston, Herbert E.
PUB. DATE
September 1953
SOURCE
New Republic;9/14/53, Vol. 129 Issue 7, p11
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article focuses on several issues related to national defenses in the United States. The common defense has become the major problem in the life of the nation. Modern methods of destruction have made it of first importance to the existence. But the U.S. organization for defense is of the horse-and-buggy-age variety. It had not yet substituted an over-all management reflecting a comprehension, of the magnitude of the problem and of the peril to the lives. There has been something said in the last few years of the effect of military spending on the budget and the tax rate. These services are loosely federated in the U.S. Department of Defense. The organization is a patchwork. Nothing better illustrates the essential lack of organization in the Defense Department than the retention of a structure laid out along service lines.
ACCESSION #
14484450

 

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