By the nature of politics alone, the conclusion of the National Research Council was predictable, as reported in “Going Ballistic” (AW&ST Sept. 17, p. 36) We all forget that it was weight of numbers that beat the Germans. It was weight of numbers that was beating the Japanese, until we dropped the bomb. By the end of the World War II in Europe the U.S. had fielded more weapons and men than the Germans. If wars were decided by the best technology, we would be speaking German. In the ...

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