Preparedness 1941

This emergency is so dire, so immediate and so pressing that no effort we could conceivably make would be more than just enough. The very best we can possibly do . . . will be just good enough, with nothing to spare. . . . Such was the judgment passed on the U.S. defense problem last week by OPM's Director Donald M. Nelson.

It was a judgment not only of the magnitude of the emergency but of the insufficiency of present preparations. The President. William S. Knudsen, John D. Diggers, Donald Nelson of...

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