In This Review

Industrial Capacity and Defense Planning
Industrial Capacity and Defense Planning
Edited by Lee D. Olvey, Henry A. Leonard and Bruce E. Arling
Lexington Books, 1983, 169 pp

Most of the contributors to this useful volume are alarmed at the thinness of the American industrial capacity for supporting a war. Their prescriptions range from fairly modest changes in administration and procurement to major reorganizations of U.S. industry and our arms relations with our allies. Imports, competition, profits, appropriations, labor, and planning are all looked at, but a reader is hard put to know what measures to support unless he knows which war we are trying to fight or prevent.