Portrait of a Japanese

"We'll defeat the Japanese in the end," said Secretary of War Henry L. Stimson, "but we shouldn't look at the war with them through rose-colored glasses."

Secretary Stimson has had a record of Tightness about the Japanese stretching back to 1931, when, as Secretary of State, he condemned the Japanese invasion of Manchuria in terms far stronger than the rest of the diplomatic world was prepared then to accept. As Secretary of War he has personally been guilty of no cocky bombast, has indulged no huggermugger secrecy, has, instead, been frank, grave, honest. And so his words last week deserved...

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