U.S. At War: A Job for Joe

Handsome, patrician Joseph Clark Grew, who has had nothing much to do since Pearl Harbor ended his ten-year ambassadorship to Japan,* last week moved into a spacious new State Department office with a fine view of the White House. With the new office went a new job: Director of the Office of Far Eastern Affairs. The appointment was a significant clue to the way the Administration is beginning to think about the problem of postwar Japan.

The man whom Joe Grew succeeds is Stanley Kuhl Hornbeck, a longtime lover of China and passionately anti-Japanese....

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