ARMY & NAVY: MacArthur's Turn


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The month of Mars, 1935, could be set down positively last week by historians as the moment when the Great Powers frankly abandoned all the hopes and pretenses of the post-War peace period and openly squared away to rearm. With only two exceptions, "national defense" is each government's official reason for rearming, but that does not alter the exciting spectacle of seven major nations simultaneously girding themselves to fight, on land as well as at sea.

¶ Japan's and Italy's military expansions are least exciting because their motives...

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