Letter to Carl Vinson, Chairman, House Committee on Armed Services, on the Defense Reorganization Bill.
Dear Mr. Chairman:
I have just been shown your Committee's revision of the defense reorganization legislation which I sent to the Congress two months ago. from a quick reading I have these impressions:
First, on the whole the bill clearly reflects constructive efforts to correct the main difficulties which have troubled our defense establishment in recent years. I congratulate you and your Committee colleagues for the progress made toward developing a sound defense structure.
Second, by and large the bill seems to deal positively with every major problem I presented to the Congress.
Third, in certain respects--two quite important--I believe that changes would make the Committee's revision clearer in intent and more clear-cut in effect within the Defense Department, and therefore would result in greater departmental and operational efficiency. I am requesting a member of my staff to give you my views on such items. I hope this language will be suitably adjusted on the House floor.
With warm regard,
DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER
Dwight D. Eisenhower, Letter to Carl Vinson, Chairman, House Committee on Armed Services, on the Defense Reorganization Bill. Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/233410