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Larger context for LACK in Corpus USbrown_UKbncw/US_brown.txt


Now the problem is presented piecemeal and sometimes contradictorily.
While one element is announcing progress, another is delineating its problems.
The result can only be confusion in the public mind.
A unified concept can serve as a guide to budgeting and, if public support is gained, will command Congressional support.
Industry's main criticism of the Navy's antisubmarine effort is that it cannot determine where any one company or industry can apply its skills and know-how.
Lacking guidance, industry picks its own areas.
The result, coupled with the salesmanship for which American industry is famous, is considerable expenditure of funds and efforts in marginal areas.
An over-all concept will guide industry where available talents and facilities will yield greatest dividends.
Therefore, a broad concept of over-all submarine defense is needed for co-ordination of the Navy's efforts, for a logical presentation to the public, for industry's guidance, and as a basis for a program to the Congress.
PRINCIPLES INVOLVED IN AN OVER-ALL CONCEPT
That which follows will be a discussion of principles and possible content for an over-all concept of antisubmarine warfare.
Russia possesses the preponderance of submarines in the world, divided between her various fleets.
Some are also in Albania and others are on loan to Egypt.
Other countries which may willingly or unwillingly become Communist can furnish bases.