"I am glad to have the opportunity to discuss before this able and serious group what might be termed Problems of Nonmilitary Defense. It might be useful to explain why. First of all, I am strongly of the opinion that the subject of nonmilitary defense is highly important now and will become increasingly important in the future. Secondly, despite the conscientious and able efforts of many dedicated people, both in and out of Government, I am dissatisfied and at times disheartened at the public apathy that exists and the slow and inadequate progress that is being made. Thirdly, as one who has participated more or less continuously in studies in this field, I am acutely conscious of the limitations and inadequacies of our work. Others ought to review our thinking and then go on to achieve some better answers and more effective policies and programs in a field that is admittedly highly complex and difficult. Difficult problems get solved only after you have interested and aroused enough able people who then do something about them."
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