POLICIES & PRINCIPLES: The Uncooked Octopus

U.S. Senator Harley M. Kilgore, sweating and aggressive, paraded official witnesses before his subcommittee on war mobilization. His aim was to compile information for anti-cartel legislation. What emerged was proof that industrial Germany had been neither defeated nor destroyed, and that only a strong Allied policy could keep down the German will to war.

The most disturbing facts were those of Foreign Economic Administrator Leo T. Crowley. Their substance:

In 1944, despite bombings and manpower shortages, the German economic and industrial machine achieved its highest production level in history. An uncontrolled Germany would have the wherewithal to stage another war in...

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