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DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE APPROPRIATIONS FOR
SUBCOMMITTEE OF THE
COMMITTEE ON APPROPRIATIONS
UNITED STATES SENATE
AN ACT MAKING APPROPRIATIONS FOR THE DEPARTMENT
OF DEFENSE FOR THE FISCAL YEAR ENDING JUNE 30, 1973,
AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES
Printed for the use of the Committee on Appropriations
SUBCOMMITTEE OF THE COMMITTEE ON APPROPRIATIONS
ALLEN J. ELLENDER, Louisiana, Chairman»
JOHN L. McCLELLAN, Arkansas, Chairman*
JOHN C. 8TENNIS, Mississippi MILTON R. YOUNG, North Dakota
JOHN O. PASTORE, Rhode Island MARGARET CHASE SMITH, Maine
WARREN G. MAGNUSON, Washington GORDON ALLOTT, Colorado
MIKE MANSFIELD, Montana ROMAN L. HRDSKA, Nebraska
ALAN BIBLE, Nevada NORRIS COTTON, New Hampshire
GALE W. McGEE, Wyoming» CLIFFORD P. CASE, New Jersey
Ex Officio Members From The Committee On Armed Services
STUART SYMINGTON, Missouri STROM THURMOND, South Carolina
HENRY M. JACKSON, Washington
William W. Woodruff, Francis 'S. Hewitt, And Joel E. Bonner stuff Assistants on the Department of Defense Appropriations
1 Deceased, July 27,1972.
BOOK BINDING CO.
DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE APPROPRIATIONS FOR
WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 16, 1972
DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE
Department Of The Air Force
HON. ROBERT C. SEAMANS, JR., SECRETARY OF THE AIR
LT. GEN. DUWARD L. CROW, COMPTROLLER OF THE AIR FORCE
LT. GEN. OTTO J. GLASSER, DEPUTY CHIEF OF STAFF, RE-
LT. GEN. GEORGE S. BOYLAN, JR., DEPUTY CHIEF OF STAFF,
MAJ. GEN. JOSEPH R. DeLUCA, DIRECTOR OF BUDGET, COMP-
TOTAL DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE BUDGET REQUEST
Chairman Ellender. The subcommittee will please come to order.
This morning the subcommitee begins its consideration of the Department of Defense appropriation bill for fiscal year 1973.
The subcommittee will consider requests totaling $76,731,384,000, which figure is comparable to $73,316,349,000 for the current fiscal year when the pending supplemental requests sire considered.1
1 Editor's Note.—The total budget requests to be considered were increased to $76,986,184,000 by the President's budget amendment of March 29, 1972 (H. Doc. 92-272). Based on final action on the fiscal 1972 supplemental requests, the fiscal 1972 appropriations total $72,856,995,000.
Prior to last year, we always opened the hearings on the Defense appropriations bill with the Secretary of Defense and the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. It will be recalled that last year we started
these hearings on March 15 with the Secretary and Chief of Staff o the Air Force, because the Secretary of Defense and the Chairman o the Joint Chiefs were testifying before the Senate Armed Service Committee. We have the same circumstance today.
However, I felt that we should get started as early as possible if w are to have a timely enactment of the appropriations bill for tl; Department of Defense.
197 2 APPROPRIATION AND 197 3 BUDGET REQUEST
The subcommittee is pleased to have the Honorable Robert C. Se mans, Secretary of the Air Force, and General John D. Ryan, Chi of Staff of the Air Force, with us this morning to present the A Force's budget for fiscal vear 1973.
The subcommittee will consider Air Force budget requests totali $23,677,501,000 for fiscal year 1973, which is comparable to fiscal y< 1972 appropriations totaling $23,050,631,000, and which includes sv plementals in the amount of $806,061,000.
ALLOCATION OF FUNDS BT APPROPRIATIONS
The fiscal year 1973 requests are included in the follow appropriations:
Military personnel, Air Force $7, 251, 075
Reserve personnel, Air Force 131, 442
National Guard personnel, Air Force 169, 359
Operation and maintenance, Air Force 6, 202, 405
Operation and maintenance, Air National Guard 461, 743
Aircraft procurement, Air Force *2, 726, 50C
Missile procurement, Air Force 1, 772, 30(
Other procurement, Air Force 1, 883,30(
Research, development, test and evaluation * 3, 232,17'
1 Includes $113,800,000 In the Mar. 29. 1972. budget amendment (H. Doc. 92-272 3 Includes $39,000,000 In the Mar. 29. 1972, budget amendment (H. Doc. 92-272) 'Includes Increases of $152,800,000 In the Mar. 29, 1972, budget amendment (H 92-272).
(editob's Note.—The total Air Force budget requests were increased tr 830,301,000 by the President's budget amount of March 29. 1972 (H. Do 272). Based on final action on the fiscal 1972 supplemental requests, the 1972 appropriations total $22,882,597,000.)
PRESIDENT'S 3-YEAR PEACE INITIATIVES
Chairman Ellender. Mr. Secretary, you may proceed.
Secretary Seamans. Mr. Chairman, members of the commit am pleased to have this opportunity to meet with you again. ] course of 3 years as Secretary of the Air Force, this is my i appearance to testify concerning the Air Force budget.
During the last 3 years, President Nixon has taken a numl important peace initiatives. He has announced withdrawal of 90 percent of the American forces that were in Vietnam wr took office. Through the on-going strategic arms limitations tal hope to achieve an effective agreement that will improve the s* of both nations. With our NATO allies we are hoping to pursue tiations on mutual and balanced force reductions between NAT ■ the Warsaw Pact.