Military and Naval Expenditures

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The Kellogg Pact and the London Naval Treaty

The London naval treaty, approved by the Senate, 58 to 9, on July 21, was signed by the President on July 22, 1930—one year, lacking two days, from the going into force of the Kellogg Pact for renunciation of war. According to its supporters, the limitations accepted under the treaty will result in savings to the United States of at least a billion dollars during the next six years. At the same time the new naval construction and replacements the United States is authorized to undertake will cost in the neighborhood of a billion dollars if all the vessels are built.

On the eve of proclaiming the Kellogg Pact, President Hoover issued a formal public statement in which ...

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