Naval Maneuvers, and the Possibility of hostile Alliances

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Naval Maneuvers, and the Possibility of hostile Alliances - A Pertinent Naval Question What should we do if...
A Pertinent Naval Question What should we do if some foifcign power having a powertui navy si suddenly declare war on us? ask1 Philadelphia Ledger. What couK do? That is what our govern wishes to find out, and the exte naval maneuvres announced se days ago are to be arranged for purpose. To put the hypothesis i worst form for us, suppose the alii! recently formed between England Japan were really aimed, not at Rusia but at the United States, and that, afcter secret preparation, the navies oftliese countries were sent to attack us sinliul - taneo'usly on the Atlantic and Paejific sides of the continent, with a fieetj to operate in the Gulf. Between thfem thev have enough vessels for this elab orate undertaking, and, while there j is no danger in sight, it would De justjas well to know what we could do to m4et it if it came. In that case, it would npt do to trust to luck and the weakness of the enemy, as we did in the vai with Spain, and the maneuvres should be conducted with such care and skillj as to show us all the weak places in our( means' of defence. ' f t : -

Clipped from Reading Times24 Jun 1902, TuePage 4

Reading Times (Reading, Pennsylvania)24 Jun 1902, TuePage 4
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