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AUTHORIZATION FOR MILITARY PROCUREMENT,
FEBRUARY 20, 24, 26; MARCH 3, 4, 5, 1970
Printed for the use of the Committee on Armed Services
For sale by the Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office
NOTE: On February 20 and 24, 1970 the Committee on Armed Services and the Department of Defense Subcommittee of the Committee on Appropriations met in joint session. All other meetings and hearings involved only the Committee on Armed Services.
MILITARY AUTHORIZATIONS AND DEFENSE
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 20, 1970
U.S. SENATE, COMMITTEE ON ARMED SERVICES,
OF THE COMMITTEE ON APPROPRIATIONS,
The Committee on Armed Services and the Subcommittee on the Department of Defense of the Committee on Appropriations met in joint session at 10:10 a.m., in room 1223, New Senate Office Building, Hon. John Stennis (chairman), presiding.
Present: Senators Stennis (chairman), Russell, Pastore, Symington, Cannon, Young of Ohio, Inouye, Byrd, Jr., of Virginia, Young of North Dakota, Smith of Maine, Allott, Murphy, Brooke, and Schweiker.
Of the staff of the Committee on Armed Services: T. Edward Braswell, Jr., chief of staff: Gordon A. Nease; Labre Garcia, professional staff members; and Herbert S. Atkinson, acting chief clerk.
Of the staff of the Committee on Appropriations: William M. Woodruff, counsel; Francis S. Hewitt, assistant clerk; Edmund L. Hartung, minority counsel: and Guy M. McConnell, professional staff member. Of the staff of the Preparedness Investigating Subcommittee: James T. Kendall, chief counsel; Hyman Fine, Ben Gilleas, Everett L. Harper, Edward B. Kenney, Don L. Lynch, professional staff members.
DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE
OFFICE OF THE SECRETARY
Chairman STENNIS. The joint meeting of the Armed Services Committee and Subcommittee on Department of Defense of the Appropriations Committee please come to order.
We are going to have our usual thorough hearing this year on all the budget. We already have quite a bit of activity by subcommittees looking into various phases of it, particularly research and development, and tactical airpower, and have been holding hearings and staff briefings, which will be continued.
We are meeting today jointly particularly to hear Mr. Laird and General Wheeler, in order to conserve their time as well as the time of the membership. All hearings will not be joint.
It will be the purpose of Senator Russell and myself to let everyone have a chance to ask all the questions that they might wish at these joint hearings. I know all of us realize that we have to cooperate and