ARMY & NAVY: Munitions

ARMY & NAVY

Last fortnight the War Department sounded off twice. Both announcements were sponsored by Secretary of War Davis himself but from the subject involved it was plain to see that the Assistant Secretary of War, chunky, cheerful Hanford MacNider, was on his job. The subject of the announcement and the MacNider job were and are munitions.

The theory underlying the U. S. Army is primarily a theory of defense. The Congressional Act embodying the theory is called the National Defense Act, passed in 1916, amended in 1920 and 1922. Besides charging the...

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