Little -- and Late

How is U.S. rearmament going?

From worried U.S. industrialists who have the big job of rearming the nation, came the shocking answer: not very well. In fact, big-scale arms production has not even started. With the threat of global war deepening by the hour, the bitter truth is that the U.S. right now—after five months of a shooting war—is producing fewer weapons than it was when the Japs struck Pearl Harbor.

Many industrialists have no war orders at all. Many others, months after getting "letters of intent" of war contracts to come, still have no blueprints nor contracts needed to...

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