Of all Americans occupying elective office, the man who knows most about the Far East is almost certainly Congressman Walter H. Judd (Republican) of Minnesota. On March 15, in the House of Representatives, he made the most comprehensive speech yet made on the subject. As the U.S. war effort in the Pacific gains momentum, his speech gains, if anything, in timeliness. Therefore TIME publishes extensive excerpts from it:

We got into this war through Asia; and if America gets into another war, almost certainly it will also be through Asia.

[But] there are few subjects about which American thinking...

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