NATIONAL DEFENSE: Strong Arm

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At war this week in the Atlantic and Caribbean (see map) are 134 ships, 600 planes, 3,210 officers and 49,445 men of the U. S. Navy. For the purposes of diplomacy, the U. S. Navy's first full maneuvers in the Atlantic since 1934 are described as Fleet Problem XX.

Problem XX is more than a fame. Never before, not even when the Navy cavorted in Japan's back yard last year, has the U. S. so frankly marshaled its sea power to deal with specific foes (Germany, Italy) as they would line up...

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