Army & Navy - Progress Report, Jun. 8, 1942

A lot of critics of the U.S. Navy do not know what they are talking about. Wrote one of them (Pundit Walter Lippmann) last week: "Pressure will, I believe, have to be brought. . . ." Said he: "If the inquiry were pressed, it would be found that naval construction is in the hands of men who know a great deal about the ancient art of shipbuilding, but not much, if anything, about the new art of mass production." There had been inevitable mistakes, delays, confusion in the Navy's fleet-building program. But...

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