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WASHINGTON, December 7. (Received December 8, at 2.10 p.:n.)
In the House of Representatives, Representative Kahu, giving evidence before the House Naval Committee, contended that half a million men are needed for the regular army and half a million for the militia, in order to place the United States on a cafe footing, fjarge additions to tho navy are needed, also improved fortifications.
President Wilson fully discussed Congressman Gardner's proposal for investigating United States defences, and afterwards issued a. statement saying that nothing was to be gained by an investigation, as every fact of importance was already available to members of both Houses.
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U.S. DEFENCE, Evening Star, Issue 15670, 8 December 1914