A fundamental military doctrine for World War II has been laid down by the U.S. Commander in Chief. Said he last week in his broadcast speech: "If the Axis powers fail to gain control of the seas, they are certainly defeated. Their dreams of world domination will then go by the board and the criminal leaders that started this war will suffer inevitable disaster."

Only time can tell whether that doctrine is sound. In its favor is the fact that, even in peacetime. Europe is not self-sufficient. Saddled with war, it is...

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