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Coming to Terms IV

A broadscale defense conversion is the proposed antidote to this crippling condition. The vision of this new phenomenon is twofold: to reduce sharply the money available for defense resources, and to use present DoD resources to help build a more competitive national economic infrastructure. For the development of defense technology, the vision entails more than merely transferring fiscal resources from one category of the economy to another. It entails a new infrastructure, a merger of national resources into a single, comprehensive technology base.