Victory in 194?

The question every American is asking—How long will the war last?—will be answered only by history. But before so very long, unless men in high places mend their guesses or their talk, the nation may have a bad case of the jitters.

Last week Vice Admiral Frederick J. Horne, Vice Chief of Naval Operations, slugged the nation with a guess calculated to wring the hands and freeze the marrow. Said Admiral Horne: "The main point is that we are planning material and ships for a war that will last at least until 1949. And that is...

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