Rethinking Governance of the Army's Arsenals and Ammunition Plants

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CONTENTS
Prefaceiii
Figuresix
Tablesxi
Summaryxvii
Acknowledgmentsxxix
Abbreviationsxxxi
Chapter One       INTRODUCTION1
      Scope and History of the Study1
      Study Progress to Date2
            Phase 1: Watervliet and Rock Island Arsenals2
            Phase 2: Qualitative Assessment of Broad Options3
            Phase 3: Development and Assessment of Specific Options4
      The Ordnance Industrial Base Today5
            Ownership and Workforces6
            Funding of Ordnance Materiel7
            Replenishment9
      Organization of This Report9
Chapter Two       BUILDING THE NATION'S FOUNDRY: THE EVOLUTION OF       THE ARMY ORDNANCE INDUSTRIAL BASE11
      The First Era: Arming the Soldiers of a New Nation12
            Colonial Antecedents12
            Arming the Revolution12
            The Early American System13
            Early Tests: The War of 1812 and the Mexican War14
      From the Civil War to the Great War17
      From the Great War to World War II22

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