The Army and Economic Mobilization

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Contents
PART ONE Introduction
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I. THE TASK AND THE ACHIEVEMENT3
PART TWO Prewar Plans and Wartime Organization
II. BACKGROUND OF INTERWAR PLANNING35
Economic Mobilization in World War I35
Planning Responsibility Under the National Defense Act39
The Office of the Assistant Secretary of War39
The Army and Navy Munitions Board40
The Army Industrial College43
The Supply Arms and Services45
Basic Conception of the Planning Responsibility46
III. WAR DEPARTMENT PROCUREMENT PLANNING48
The Preparation of Specific Procurement Plans48
Determination of Required Types50
Computation of Requirements51
Apportionment of the Procurement Load54
Allocation of Industrial Facilities55
Preparation of Facilities for War Production61
Consolidation, Approval, and Revision of Plans65
General Planning for Wartime Procurement67
Legislation67
Contractual Instruments70
IV. INDUSTRIAL MOBILIZATION PLANNING73
Development of the Industrial Mobilization Plan73
The Role of Superagencies Under IMP77
The Concept of M Day81
Functional Aspects of Industrial Mobilization Planning86
Supply and Control of Materials86
Price Control93
Other Problems in Industrial Mobilization95

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