NICARAGUA: Marines Poured In

There was one U. S. marine in Nicaragua late last week for every 200 Nicaraguans. There is approximately one soldier in the U. S. army for every 1,000 U. S. citizens. Therefore the number of U. S. marines in Nicaragua is proportionately as great as though the U. S. had sent half its entire army to fight a nation equal in population to the U. S. But, by repeated definition, the U. S. was not at war with Nicaragua; and, indeed, no Nicaraguan dared to shoot a U. S. marine. Developments. Besides...

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