World: Invasion

The Japanese meant business: their air attack on Dutch Harbor (TIME, June 15) had been no feint. The U.S. meant business, too: in Washington, Army & Navy officials announced U.S. air attacks on Japanese forces in the western islands of the Aleutians, claimed one cruiser sunk, seven other vessels damaged, including one aircraft carrier, three more cruisers. The Navy also described "continuing air attacks upon enemy landing parties and their supporting naval contingents."

The fact that disturbed the U.S.: this was no small-scale attempt to divert attention. The Japanese had disregarded such difficulties as long and arduous supply lines, torrential rains, miasmic...

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