ARMY 6? NAVY: Three Gestures


While the White House continued to regard the state of war-talking Europe as "not delicate" (see p. 21), the Government last week made three defensive gestures against possible attacks from the east by belligerent Europeans:

¶Since 1932, when the Naval Scouting Force was sent to join the rest of the navy in the Pacific. U. S. seapower on the Atlantic Coast has consisted of a training squadron of four old battleships— and 16 antique destroyers. At President Roosevelt's command, Chief of Naval Operations Admiral William D. Leahy announced the...

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