National Affairs: Aid to Russia

A Nazi conquest of Russia (wrote the analysts in the White House) would: 1) remove armed resistance from Germany's eastern flank; 2) extend Germany's flank to the Pacific; 3) furnish Germany needed resources from Russia and the Middle East; 4) allow an all-out attack on the British Isles; 5) allow a drive for Nazi conquest of all Northern Africa; 6) strengthen German propaganda peace moves.

These facts, the analysts said, added up to a gigantic pincers movement directed at the U.S., one arm moving toward the Pacific trade routes, the other toward the trade routes in the North & South Atlantic.

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