Military Reorganization

Archive Report

Conflict Over Military Reorganization

Approach of House Test on President's Plan

A DMINISTRATION PROPOSALS for reorganization of the national military establishment, as modified by unanimous vote of the House Armed Services Committee on May 16, face consideration on the House floor in an atmosphere quite different from that which attended their launching last month. President Eisenhower indicated at a news conference on April 9, six days after he had outlined the proposals in a special message to Congress, that he expected strong opposition from sources in the Pentagon and from like-minded members of House and Senate, but that he was prepared to do all in his power to overcome that opposition.

A two-pronged attack on the defense reorganization plan began to develop as soon as the House ...

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