ARMY & NAVY: Near War

Preparations for the annual manoeuvres of the U. S. Fleet were announced last week in Washington. Last year a portion of the fleet staged a sham attack on the Panama Canal from the Pacific with the remainder of the fleet defending the Canal. This year the plan is to test the ability of the Canal defenses to keep the Canal open for the passage of the Pacific Fleet into the Atlantic and the length of time required to concentrate the fleet in either ocean by means of the Canal.

The assumption will be...

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