THE SURRENDER: Job for an Emperor

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Washington and Manila were in a fantastic tizzy. Some celestial observer, watching the frantic fumblings of the victors and the rise of a new Government in Tokyo (see FOREIGN NEWS), might have thought that the Japs had dropped an atomic bomb on the U.S. Said a topflight U.S. admiral: "Here we had things neatly laid out and the war was going fine—then the damned Japs surrender and throw us into a hell of a stew."

Both the stew and the task of occupation were without precedent. The U.S. and her Allies...

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