ARMY & NAVY: Treaty Fleet


Last week the U. S. Navy steamed back into the news on Capitol Hill. The Senate Committee on Naval Affairs unanimously approved legislation to build the fighting fleet up to full treaty strength. Japan's warlike activities in the Far East were a large psychological factor in propelling the bill out to the Senate. An anxious state of mind was reflected in Secretary Stimson's hint that Japanese hostilities in China might justify a general abrogation of the Washington and London treaties limiting Naval Armament (see p. 12).

The bill that went...

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