Our national posture is defensive, requiring readiness to counter aggression wherever and whenever it occurs. The logistical demands inherent in this policy include need to stockpile enough food to ensure initial readiness for contingencies on a worldwide basis, transportability by any available means to and within operational areas, even when supply lines are threatened or cut by hostile action, and an economical production base to achieve mobilization objectives and to resupply troops once initial reserves are exhausted.

These demands present major and continuing challenges to our national food and packaging technical capability. They also impact the principles of nutritional adequacy, acceptability, stability, and military utility that the laboratory had formulated for operational subsistence during World War II.

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