National Affairs: Work in Progress

By this week Congress had been asked to vote $4,995,767,692 for Rearmament. Senate and House had passed the major items, were well along with the rest. On the basis of what President Roosevelt had requested, and Congress had done, the Army-&-Navy-to-be shaped up as follows:

Size. To be added to the Navy's 309 warships, 1,813 planes, were 143 new combat vessels (including four 45,000-ton battleships, six 35,000-tonners), 4,180 planes, 35 old destroyers and 36 old submarines, which last week were marked for recommissioning and assignment to the feeble Atlantic Squadron. Booked for the Regular Army was a standing force of 400,000 (up...

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