1961:   President Kennedy asks Congress to: (1) put 50 % of SAC’s bombers on ground alert; (2) speed up B-47 phaseout; (3) produce Skybolt to replace the Hound Dog missile; (4) defer 3 Mobile Minuteman squadrons for 3 squadrons in silos; (5) phase out Snark program;(6) reduce Titan force by two squadrons; (7) reduce B-70A program to R&D. Congress agrees.