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Thu Aug 29, 2013, 10:25 PM

6. It's interesting to note that when the Pentagon building was completed

during WW II, the purpose for the space after the war was thought to be used as file storage.

They thought the need for such a permanent "war building" would be superfluous as we were sure to bring an everlasting peace thruout the world.

What was missing from that grandiose and naive equation was the hunger of the materiel manufacturers for more.

I have a book at home on historic fighter aircraft. Among the statistics it provides for each model it features is the number of orders cancelled in 1945/46.

The figures are mind boggling. I don't have the book in front of me, but something like 10,000 B-29's and 15,000 P-51's were on order but cancelled in late 1945.

The magnitude of this country's war making capability in the forties was enormous.

Think of what it is today.

No company likes to see orders cancelled.

It pisses people off.

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