NAVY: Admiral at the Front

(See Cover) To the U.S. Navy, last week's tension was like a tonic. Even with half its battle fleet in the Atlantic, its timbers shivered with pleasure at the prospect of action instead of tension in the Pacific. Its officers were confident of putting up a good show and none more so than the wiry little man who, if & when hostilities start, will be at the point of contact. His name: Admiral Thomas Charles ("Tommy") Hart, Commander in Chief of the U.S. Asiatic Fleet.

Indispensable Oldster. When Special Envoy Saburo Kurusu paused...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now

Subscribe
Subscribe

Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on TIME.com

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!