ARMY & NAVY: Pacifist Pressure


For more than a month, churchmen and pacifist organizations have been rat-tat-tatting the White House with protests against the forthcoming naval maneuvers in the Pacific (TIME, April 8). Out of this fleet operation involving 177 ships, 447 planes and covering 5,000,000 sq. mi. of seaways, pious people feared, might come the incident which would plunge the U. S. into war with Japan. By last week pacifist pressure had grown so great that the Navy Department for the first time in many a year was obliged to say something, do something.


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