By last week, military orders placed since the start of the Korean war totaled more than $7 billion. In most cases they had flowed out to industry smoothly; and industry, in turn, had hustled out some of the new equipment so fast it was already at the front. One reason for the swift flow was that most of the early orders had been for equipment already in production (e.g., trucks and jeeps) or for equipment which the companies had made in World War II. But the chief reason was three years of preparation by the Munitions Board,...

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