Foreign News: Two Jackals

Snarling at Russia's flanks, two jackals last week tried to muster courage to spring for the kill. Big Russia was bleeding from wounds made by Nazi fangs, but there was enough fight in the old bear to frighten Japan and Bulgaria. Benito Mussolini, who has got used to being called a jackal, must have grinned at their behavior.

Japan began feeling out Russian defenses along the 1,800-mile Manchukuo-Siberian border. Small frontier clashes sputtered all week. Having made an issue of Soviet mines laid in the Japan Sea, Japan claimed they were illegal floating mines,...

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