Eurrent Four-Year Rearmament Program
To Meet the persisting threat of Communist expansion, the United States and other leading nations of the free world have embarked upon a rearmament drive comparable in many ways to the defense and war efforts of a decade ago but differing in certain important respects. The primary purpose of building up military strength today is to prevent war, not to prepare for imminent conflict or to win a war already in progress. A second major difference is that the current emergency threatens to be of long duration. The nations cannot look forward to an intensive but relatively brief effort that will bring early reward in the shape of victory and relief from extraordinary strain. For an indefinite time, they will need ...