Foreign News: Enough to Go On

If any country can be crushed by the "white war" of economic blockade, it should be Japan. The general staff of such a war is Britain's Ministry of Economic Warfare (MEW). Mindful of how Britons had lulled themselves through eight months of World War II with faith in the power of blockade, last week MEW set out to disillusion them about their newest adversary. Their opinion: war with Japan would be a long, slow process.

Japan has been preparing for this war for years. She has stocks on hand, said the Ministry, for an all-out war for at least twelve months....