National Affairs: Getting Tough

When France fell, jubilant Nazi agents in the U. S. announced that from now on Germany would begin to get tough with the U. S. They even named a date when tough talk and tougher action would begin—Aug. 10, three months after the invasion of the Low Countries.

Last week it was apparent that the tough talk had started well ahead of schedule. It was not very impressive to begin with. Fortnight ago Reich Foreign Minister Joachim von Ribbentrop launched an attack on the Monroe Doctrine on the eve of the Havana Conference (TIME, July...

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