MOBILIZATION: Tanks on Schedule

MOBILIZATION Tanks on Schedule

The U.S. mobilization that began with the Korean war has been notable for snafu and stretch-out. Last week the Department of the Army announced that two important items of defense production were right on schedule. Production of medium tanks and 2½-ton military trucks will be tapered off.

The 1951 mobilization plan outlined three successive phases: first, expansion of the bases of production, i.e., raw materials and plant capacity; next, stepped-up (but not all-out) production until the needs of the U.S.'s 3,600,000-man defense force and its allies were covered;...

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