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Facts Forum. Facts Forum News, Vol.5, No. 8, August 1956 - File 018. 1956-08. University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. July 8, 2020. https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/1352973/item/1469/show/1417.

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Title Facts Forum News, Vol.5, No. 8, August 1956
Series Title Facts Forum News
Creator
  • Facts Forum
Publisher Facts Forum
Date August 1956
Language eng
Subject
  • Anti-communist movements
  • Conservatism
  • Politics and government
  • Hunt, H. L.
Place
  • Dallas, Texas
Genre
  • journals (periodicals)
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  • Text
Identifier AP2.F146 v. 5 1956; OCLC: 1352973
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  • University of Houston Libraries
  • Facts Forum News
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Transcript „l, V ill tl 1 1 on | t>r< i ba Do Defenses Need Mending? Bender and Smothers, A REP and a DEM, Discussed our defense On Fart Forum one P.M. Says Smathers, "We're weak?' Says Bender, "We're strong!" On "both sides''' of defense, Who's right, anil who'I wrong? Do political consideration! influence decisions in the Defense Department lo the detriment of our national welfare as has been charged by former Chief of Staff General Matthew Ridgeway? The conflicting opinions of Senator George A. Smathers (D-Fla.), shown at right above, and Senator George H. Render (R-Ohio), left, on a recent Facts Forum program point to the danger of a partisan approach regarding our national defense needs. Si \ v toh Sm v niiais: I wish vv itb all my heart that I could say that our current defense program offers national security, but the weight of provable evidence indicates a creeping deterioration in our defense position. We have fallen behind tbe Soviet in the development of the intercontinental guided missiles, and it appears now that we arc in grave danger of losing the contest for air superiority and even for technical superiority on the ground. Meantime, on several fronts about the world, the Communists have launched the big push to grab the British overseas bases upon which our medium-range striking power is almost totally dependent. This renewed aggressive attitude of the Communists is testimony to the decline of our relative position in defense. If the free world's overseas bases fall our striking power disappears, because our principal air weapon at this point is the medium bomber, the B-47. This bomber must have land bases within Page 16 range of the Soviet Union for successful operation. Moreover, our supply of long-range intercontinental bombers is pitifully inadequate. The main long-distance bomber is still the lumbering B-36. The new b-o2 jet bomber would meet flic need if produced on a large scale, but we have only a handful of I!-5l!'s and an extremely limited production schedule which sees some seventeen being produced each month. These are the specific of our problem in air power — a problem which forms the basis of General Nathan Twining's recent Statement that Russia has (and I quote him) "long since passed us" in the quantity of our air power, and is now rapidly narrowing the United Stales margin of superiority in the quality of their planes. While intercontinental missiles afford an alternative field to develop this long-range striking power which is so essential to deter aggression, in this field, too, the United States effort is sadly lagging. Trevor Gardner, the chief of research for the Air I'1'1' resigned just a few days ago in l"1' test against foo little attention and t"1 little money for the development the intercontinenal ballistics miss'1' Added cause for concern about lj Search has been provided by G Twining (who, of course, is the Ch" of Staff of the Air Force) when '" said that the Soviet is greatly incn';1\ ing its research and development ' , forts. And then Genera] Twins warned, "It i.s apparent that thev *J putting more money and more i]V} into this battle of the laboratories t'1 is the United Stales." Both Genera] Twining and the A* Force Secretary, Mr. Quarles. li;1\, tagged fins current Air force budfr by saving that it is indeed auste1' What an admission coming dii''c' ' from the chiefs of the air power the1 selves! Indeed, these are no timeSi seems to inc. for austerity in our '' tional security program. At sea, too, it seems to me that "^ defense posture is not all tha' Facts Fohum News, August, 1™ S1
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