A Japanese named Nagano had an American named Knox feeling jittery last week. Osami Nagano is Chief of Japan's Naval Staff, and last week his Navy was up to no good in the South Pacific. U.S. Navy Secretary Frank Knox, just back from the South Pacific with his cheeks full of optimism, grew a little jumpy in a press conference when reporters began asking what Nagano's ships were doing.
Was a great big fight going on?
No, said the Secretary.
But the Japanese had announced sinking two battleships in an air-sea clash...