INTERNATIONAL: Russo-Japanese War?

When the Soviet-Japanese Neutrality Pact passed its first anniversary last week, Tokyo noted the day in stony silence, Moscow with a stern warning. "It is necessary," said the Communist mouthpiece Pravda, "that the Japanese military and Fascist cliques, whose heads have been turned by military success, realize that their prattle about an annexationist war in the north may cause damage, first and most of all, to Japan herself."

Smarting under the raid from U.S. bombers which showed how vulnerable Japan is at home (see p. 18), the Japanese found little to soothe them in Pravda's words. On scores of airfields...

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