National Defense: Tanks, Tanks, Tanks

The meaning of President Roosevelt's recent announcement that the U.S. is going to double its tank program may in a few months hit the U.S. with something of a pleasant shock. The U.S. Army's Armored Force already has two crack divisions in the field, three in training, another about to be organized, plus 15 separate battalions. But it is now obvious that this force, far from being a military sapling, is little more than an acorn.

Under plans laid a year ago, tank production is already booming, will hit a huge figure—around 1,000 a month—early next year. And 1,000 tanks a month...

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