WAR & PEACE: Strong Hand in Asia

By two unmistakable signs the U.S. last week clearly showed its stand in Asia. One sign was the President's earmarking of a billion dollars in Lend-Lease funds for hard-pressed Russia. The other was a calm refusal to be stirred by threats of war with Japan.

Wrote the President, in his letter to Dictator Stalin: I propose that the indebtedness thus incurred be subject to no interest and that the payments by the Government of the U.S.S.R. do not commence until five years after the war's conclusion and be completed over a ten-year period thereafter. I hope that special efforts will...

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