Why the U.S. Can't Fight

U.S. factories turned out more war goods last week than U.S. ships could carry to the battlefronts. The shipping shortage hobbled the whole war effort.

Too Much Room. The Treasury spent $1,270,000,000 for war materials in the first 17 days of February. The daily payment rate was 10% more than January's, which was 56% more than November's.

This was mildly encouraging. But when the munitions workers looked in the papers to see how their planes, tanks and guns were doing, they found scant news of them.

Reason: of all the world battlefronts where U.S....

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