Industrial Defense

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Defense of Industrial Plants in Nuclear Age

Definition and Purpose of Industrial Defense

President Eisenhower told businessmen attending a Washington conference a few months ago that an effective program for industrial defense might constitute “the most valuable investment you can make toward assuring our survival as a free nation.”1 The president of the U. S. Chamber of Commerce, which sponsored the Businessmen's Conference on Industrial Defense in the Atomic Age, said in opening the meeting on June 15 that industrial defense “really isn't a new problem but a continuing problem with a new emphasis.”

For many years industrial defense meant vigilance against sabotage. When technology made possible an air force of sufficient quantity and quality to reach our industrial centers, the term took on new meaning. And ...

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