Science: In Peace, Prepare

Hailed by Secretaries Stimson and Forrestal as "of supreme importance," a new Research Board for National Security was announced this week. Its purpose: to see that there is no letdown in research on new military weapons between the disbanding of OSRD at war's end and the creation by Congress of a permanent agency to continue the job.

The Board, chosen by President Frank B. Jewett of the National Academy of Sciences at the request of the Army & Navy, is composed of 40 scientists, half civilians, half Army & Navy men. Its head: Karl...

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