Disposal of Surplus War Materials

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Problem of Liquidating Surplus War Supplies

Need for Congressional Legislation on War Surpluses

At The End of World War II the United States government will own vast quantities of war materials no longer needed for military purposes. Estimates of the value of the probable surpluses have ranged from a low of $25 billion to a high of $150 billion.1 The surpluses will include almost every conceivable article and commodity—some of little utility in a peaceful world; others in great ...

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