ARMY & NAVY: Second to None


"As Commander in Chief of the Army and Navy of the United States it is my Constitutional duty to report to the Congress that our national defense is, in the light of the increasing armaments of other nations, inadequate for purposes of national security and requires increase for that reason." With these words—the meat of his long-awaited Rearmament message —Franklin Delano Roosevelt last week called upon the country for the greatest naval construction program since the days when he was Woodrow T. Wilson's Assistant Secretary of the Navy. The rest of his message was given over to the...

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