U.S. At War: A Military Matter

President Roosevelt gave the Army control over certain movements of U.S. citizens and resident aliens alike, authorized Secretary of War Stimson to throw anyone out of a "military area" whenever he saw fit. The order was not martial law-not quite. But from California, tense over its 98,000 alien-and-American-born Japs, came an audible sigh of relief. Washington had apparently waked up at last to the West Coast.

First move came this week when soldiers with fixed bayonets and machine guns rolled up in trucks, took possession of Fish Harbor territory on Terminal Island, Los Angeles, adjoining naval establishments. While Navy planes swooped overhead,...

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