Papers of John F. Kennedy. Pre-Presidential Papers. Presidential Campaign Files, 1960
This folder contains a transcript of a press conference held by Senator Stuart Symington in Palm Beach, Florida regarding a report on the Defense Establishment. Senator Symington answers questions from the press and gives details of the report including streamlining the Defense Department staff, reducing the time between research and development and production for weapons systems, reducing reaction time for defense of the country, and appropriations procedures. Also included in the report are the creations of a Military Advisory Council, and new positions of Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and Assistant to the Secretary of Defense for Arms Control.