Business: INDUSTRIAL DISPERSAL

Better Defense and Better Business

IN last week's simulated H-bomb attack, Washington officials dispersed to 31 different hideouts. But for U.S. industry—the heart of the nation's war-making power—dispersal was not so easy. Had there been a real H-bomb attack, 15 accurately dropped bombs could have demolished two-fifths of America's industrial capacity.

The Pentagon is deeply worried over the small progress towards dispersing U.S. industry. Air Secretary Harold Talbott has already warned that the Air Force plans to discourage further expansion of plane and missile factories in Southern California, where 25% of the region's...

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