PEARL HARBOR: Gleanings for History

Congress ended its long and laborious investigation of the debacle of Dec. 7, 1941. Last week, after 67 days of question & answer, the committee retired to pore over 67 volumes of testimony (2,741,600 words) plus 6,754,700 words of other reports and exhibits. The committee had started its work with politics heavy in the air. It ended its hearings more calmly aware of the responsibilities it will have in writing its report. It had dug deep into history, explored far into the never-never-land of U.S. foreign policy.

Much of the history had already been harvested by the Army &...

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