Many a U.S. citizen, pondering Japan's abject helplessness to defend its own shores (see WORLD BATTLEFRONTS), asked: must they fight it out to the end? In Congress, clamor for a clear definition of U.S. policy toward a defeated Japan would not down.

Under Secretary of State Joseph C. Grew found it time to set the record straight, at least in part. He told of indirect, unofficial Japanese peace feelers. He reminded the U.S. public that the Japanese militarists, like the Nazis before them, hoped to produce a cleavage of U.S. opinion over continuing the war, thus hoped to...

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