U.S. At War: Remember Pearl Harbor

Ever since Pearl Harbor, many a U.S. citizen has wondered why the fleet was bottled up, in port, on Dec. 7, an easy target for the Jap bombers. Last week a yellow-haired New Deal Congressman, Warren G. Magnuson, suggested an answer which might have come straight out of the pages of Dr. Fu Manchu—the Japanese, said he, had "made a patsy" out of the State Department. Special Envoy Saburo Kurusu, the story went, had complained to Cordell Hull that the far-ranging activity of the U.S. Navy gave Japanese militarists a chance to block his efforts at preserving peace. As a result,...

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