Medicine: The Case of Japanese B

When U.S. forces invaded Okinawa on Easter Sunday in 1945, some divisions were assigned to hit the beaches and engage the known enemy, the Japanese army, while others were held aboard ships bobbing offshore, as replacements for men expected to be knocked out of battle by a second enemy, unseen and almost unknown. In that campaign, however, this unknown enemy held his fire. In Tokyo, later, occupation forces set up a special headquarters near the Imperial Palace to direct operations against the stealthy killer. By 1950 they thought they had him cornered, but then Red aggression gave him the chance he...

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