Economic Effect of Vietnam Spending: Hearings Before the Joint Economic Committee, Congress of the Uniterd States, 90th Congress, 1st Session, Apr. 24, 25, 26, and 27, 1967

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Page 585 - President in the budget of the United States Government for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1969. The bill would authorize appropriations to be made to the National Aeronautics and Space Administration in the sum of $4,370,400,000, as follows: (1) for "Research and development...
Page 363 - Statement of Secretary of Defense Melvin R. Laird before a Joint Session of the Senate Armed Services Committee and the Senate Subcommittee on Department of Defense Appropriations on the Fiscal Year 1971 Defense Program and Budget, US Department of Defense (Feb.
Page 390 - The cornerstone of our strategic policy continues to be to deter deliberate nuclear attack upon the United States, or its allies, by maintaining a highly reliable ability to inflict an unacceptable degree of damage upon any single aggressor or combination of aggressors, at any time during the course of a strategic nuclear exchange — even after our absorbing a surprise first strike. This can be defined as our "assured destruction capability.
Page 363 - States will not use force to disturb the settlement. We also say that any renewal of Communist aggression would be viewed by us as a matter of grave concern.
Page 385 - Supplemental and the FY 1968 Budget for other categories of materiel which would be affected by the continuation of combat operations in Southeast Asia beyond June 1968. Accordingly, barring a significant change in the character or scope of the Southeast Asia conflict, or unforeseen emergencies elsewhere in the world, the FY 1967 Supplemental and FY 1968 Budget should be sufficient to cover our requirements until FY 1969 funds become available, even if the conflict continues beyond June 30, 1968.
Page 363 - However, the survival of an independent government in South Vietnam is so important to the security of all of southeast Asia and to the free world that I can conceive of no alternative other than to take all necessary measures within our capability to prevent a Communist victory.
Page 392 - THREAT In order to assess the capabilities of our general nuclear war forces over the next several years, we must take into account the size and character of the forces the Soviets are likely to have during the same period.
Page 371 - ... assistance funds for South Vietnam would be transferred to and merged with the accounts of the military departments; and all additional funds required for the support of the forces of South Vietnam and other free world military assistance forces in that country would be authorized for and appropriated to the accounts of the military departments. The remainder of the military assistance program would be legislated separately.
Page 363 - Thus, the stakes in South Vietnam are far greater than the loss of one small country to communism. Its loss would be a most serious setback to the cause of freedom and would greatly complicate the task of preventing the further spread of militant Asian communism. And, if that spread is not halted, our strategic position in the world will be weakened and our national security directly endangered.
Page 401 - It is the virtual certainty that the Soviets will act to maintain their deterrent which casts such grave doubts on the advisability of our deploying the NIKE-X system for the protection of our cities against the kind of heavy, sophisticated missile attack they could launch in the 1970s.

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