National Affairs: Advance to the Atlantic?

See Cover) The U. S. people have long supposed that they were keeping their Navy in the Pacific to prevent an imperial Japanese grab—for French Indo-China, The Netherlands East Indies, British Malaya, the Philippines, all of remote Oceania. Last week it seemed that if the grab was to be stopped, the time for action was the pres ent; the place was the Pacific. It also seemed that the time and the place be longed to Japan.

With the surrender of France, naval men waited the imminent seizure of French Indo-China by the Japanese (see...

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