All for the Loss of a Nail

October 1981
National Review;10/2/1981, Vol. 33 Issue 19, p1123
The article discusses the issues surrounding the defense budget of the U.S. as of October 1981. An editorial in the "New York Times" suggested that the government would have saved billions by doing without unneeded military weaponry like the B-1 bomber and the submarine-launched Trident II missile. According to spokesmen from the Army, the Navy and the Air Force, cuts made to the defense budget did not affect their readiness. The increase in the defense budget was instituted when the Soviet Union began to amass its forces during the past years.


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