The U.S. At War, Shake-Up

The President of the U.S. last week gave the people of the U.S. satisfaction for Pearl Harbor. Long after the last blaze at Pearl Harbor had been doused, masses of smoke still billowed on cinema screens, the pictures of wreckage spread angry disaster across newspapers. There was no public cry for a scapegoat, but the nation wanted: 1) to know why the bombing attack had been permitted to happen; 2) to be reassured that it would not happen again.

The report of Navy Secretary Frank Knox (TIME, Dec. 22) had been reassuring in...

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