U.S. At War: Why?

For the second time, Congress last week extended the deadline for filing of court-martial charges against Rear Admiral Husband E. Kimmel and Lieut. General Walter C. Short.

In the House, the question stirred warm and weighty debate. Missouri's obstreperous Representative Dewey Short was roaring hot for immediate "justice." He roared: "It is shameful, it is disgraceful, that these trials have not already been held. . . ." Around Dewey Short rallied some Congressmen who believe the people have an urgent right to know all about Pearl Harbor,...

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