DEFENSE "Split Personality"

Phillips, Thomas R.
January 1955
New Republic;1/17/55, Vol. 132 Issue 3, p7
The article discusses changes in U.S. President Dwight Eisenhower's defense policy. Eisenhower, in his 1955 State of the Union address, took personal responsibility for changes in his military policy. Originally, troop levels were to be reduced by 100,000 for the June 30, 1955 target date and 30,000 from the June 30, 1956 date. Eisenhower has reversed his decision and is seeking a troop increase. The President is also seeking to add flexibility and efficiency to the armed forces.


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