World: Down with the Gumbatsu!

The wraps were lifted last week from a major U.S. offensive: the campaign by psychological warfare experts to induce Japan to surrender.

Leaflet bombing of Japan has been stepped up sharply since V-E day. Both B-29 Superforts and carrier-based planes are dropping paper salvos, at the rate of 500,000 to 1,000,000 leaflets daily. Principal target of these broadsides is the gumbatsu, the military clique which rules the empire: ". . . our bombers will return . . . many times, as long as your militarists continue this war." A small leaflet like a 10-yen note...

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