World Battlefronts: BATTLE OF CHINA: The Incident Becomes a Crisis

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Inside a modest brick house at 2374 Massachusetts Ave., Washington, D.C., is a lot of very useful military information—but no U.S. military man knows much about it. On the walls inside hang military maps, showing in detail the dispositions of Japanese troops in China and all southeastern Asia. On chairs inside sit several men whose heads are crammed with information about the Japanese Army, how it operates and how it fights.

These men know all this and a lot more useful information, but the U.S. Army has not the benefit of...

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