We Have Repeated Britain's Mistakes

February 1941
New Republic;2/17/41, Vol. 104 Issue 7, p230
Focuses on the situation faced by the United States when their defense program began. Similarity of the situation with the one that Great Britain faced in 1935; Conflict between two chiefs of the War Department; Establishment of a War Resources Board by the President in 1939, to augment the work of the Army and Navy Departments; Appointment of the Advisory Commission to the Council of National Defense to assist the War and Navy Departments in administering the defense program; Setback faced by the American democracy during the seven months of the Commission's operation; Significance of expansion of steel capacity to our defense; Details of a report prepared by experts in the National Resources Planning Board; Responsibility of the press in the failure of the Commission; Reasons for the failure of the Office of Personnel Management.


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