World: Still Trying

The Japs were still trying on Guadalcanal. U.S. forces beat off another attempt to land troops at night. With the loss of one American cruiser, nine enemy ships were sunk: two large destroyers or light cruisers, four destroyers, two transports, one cargo ship. Not a Jap landed.

Last week's attack was not a major attempt. Since mid-November's U.S. victory, the Japs have changed their tactics. They come often, in small groups. This compels Admiral Halsey to keep a task force in the area, but has not yet chased U.S. forces off Guadalcanal.

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