December 3, 1941

Hour of Crisis at Hand
WASHINGTON, D.C.—President Franklin Roosevelt last night revealed he has asked Japan to explain why additional troops have been moved into Indo-China in violation of its agreement with Vichy France made June last. FDR said the move is seen as an act of aggression of the types that were to be suspended during the current talks between the United States and Japan aimed at maintaining peace in the Orient. The troop movements are seen as possible preparation by Japan to further expansion by invading Thailand. The armed forces of several countries throughout the Pacific went on alert on news of the movements. The president refused to speculate what action the United States would take if Japan were to invade Thailand or other country.

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