Vol. II No. 13 ……. Lend-Lease – Weapon for Victory ……. This issue of ARMY TALKS consists of an excerpt from the book, Lend-Lease, Weapon For Victory, by Edward R. Stettinius, Jr., first Lend-Lease administrator and now Undersecretary of State in Washington. It describes how the United States realized that danger threatened, and of the steps which were taken both before and after Pearl Harbor.