Defense Department Annual Report FY 1974.
DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE WASHINGTON DC
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The challenge of providing an adequate defense with limited resources is a challenge to which all of us with leadership and management responsibilities in the Department of Defense cannot fail to respond. The international security environment, and the opportunity before us for a generation of peace, require a strong defense posture. This is why I want to sustain a process in the Department of Defense which, under my leadership and with the full participation of all its members, meets the highest standards of discipline, efficiency, honesty professionalism and public service, transcending any parochial interests, in dedication to the needs of the nation as a whole. This is what the American people want and expect from the Department. It is what we in the Department want and expect of ourselves. These are the high standards we in the Department of Defense know we must maintain if there is to be a national consensus to support a sufficiently strong national defense. Because of the need for board public understanding of the essentiality of the defense contribution, and for deep public confidence in the integrity of the defense establishment, we have an imperative obligation to make clear why the defense forces which we request are required to protect the national security and to enable the President to negotiate from a position of strength. In this Defense Report, I hope to have contributed to these ends.
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