Streamlined WPB

Don Nelson last week reshaped WPB. NDAC had lasted eleven months, 0PM twelve and one-half, SPAB four and one-half months.

Each defense agency was born out of confusion, and died of strangulation by red tape. Each left unsolved the great root question: Should civilians or the military allocate war-scarce materials? WPB and Donald Nelson insisted that civilians should do the allocating, that the civilian economy must be protected, or the whole war effort would suffer. His reshuffle of WPB last week was a sign that his victory over the services, still struggling...

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