The U.S. At War: Japan Runs Amuck

Just ten years ago the Japanese press went wild at a report that Secretary of State Henry L. Stimson had accused the Japanese Army of "running amuck." Stimson had never made the statement—but he had every right to. Here is the record of Japanese aggressions beginning in 1931:

Sept. 18, 1931. Japanese troops, without warning, marched into Mukden, went on to conquer the Chinese province of Manchuria, set up the puppet state of Manchukuo. The Japanese Navy bombarded Shanghai; its Army moved in to kill some 100,000 Chinese.

March 26, 1933. Japan pulled out of the League of Nations, which still believed...

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