Arms Cutbacks and Economic Dislocation

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Effort to Reduce Defense Expenditures

Anew list of military bases to be closed1 in the interest of economy has been promised by the Defense Department before the end of March. Publication of the list is expected to touch off a fresh spate of objections in Congress, for it will come on top of earlier notice of other base closings and in the midst of a determined drive by the Johnson administration to make all possible cuts in defense outlays. It was on Christmas Eve that the President declared his intention to shut down “every archaic military establishment and take the money and meet unfilled need's” of the American people.

Disquiet Raised by Akms Cut Outlook

Uneasiness in communities that will be affected by closing of military bases ...

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