EASTERN ASIA: Feeling of Constriction


Where Outer Mongolia pokes an inquisitive finger into Manchukuo there was enough border bloodshed last week to provoke either Russia or Japan to war if one or the other had really been looking for a man-sized fight. The mutual assist ance agreement between U. S. S. R. and its puppet Mongolian People's Republic, though effective for the past 15 years, was formally ratified only a fortnight ago. With Russian guns, Russian tanks, trucks, airplanes and officers and a signed treaty, the greasy, pugnacious Mongols gave as good as they took.


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