ARMAMENT: What's Do-able?

Everyone in Washington knows that the arms program is behind schedule. But not everyone is agreed on the cause. Is the program poorly run, or were production goals too high in the first place? By last week, both the civilian bosses of the program and the armed forces had come to an agreement; the goals are too high, they decided, if a big civilian economy is to be kept running. As a result, the military trimmed its scheduled requirements for the next year by an average 20% on everything from intercontinental bombers to...

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