World War: America's Northeastern Frontier

For two generations the defense of the U. S. has faced west. Into the naval bases at Cavite, P. I. and Pearl Harbor, Hawaii have gone 75-80 millions of dollars for defense against an invader from the Orient. But today, although the U. S. Army and Navy are beginning to develop Alaska air and sea bases as another bulwark against a thrust from Asia, the U. S. defensively faces east toward Europe. For if Germany displaces Britain as mistress of the seas, the U. S. will have lost its insurance policy against trouble in...

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