From: South Carolina, USA
27 Jun 1938
=United States : Having reduced isolationist sentiment, the USA has formed alliances with France, Great Britain and China, all nations currently at war. The US is not going to make war on the Axis, and has agreed to not allow US units to serve under foreign flags. Also, no units, not even liaison units will base on the soil of warring nations. All of this is due for further review in January 1940 if the current wars are still being fought. The USN will continue to do "Freedom of the Sea" cruises, but will not engage in combat. USN vessels will pick up survivors of sunken ships wherever prudent.
=Poland : Very impressive performance by the Poles. The Germans have been fighting on two fronts, but the Soviets have concentrated on attacking Warsaw, and are causing casualties. The Soviets probably could be more aggressive and we suspect some sort of pact between them and the Germans.
=Africa : The British and French are taking the clearing of Imperial Italy's colonies seriously. Libya is under pressure from land and sea. In Ethiopia the XX Corps is pressing, and building strength.
=France : Two thirds of the Maginot line has been reduced. The battle for France has not yet begun in earnest.
= China : Tsingtao is lost, but Japanese losses continue to be painful. China is under siege, but holding.
=At sea : The RN and French fleets under British command are still only picking away at the Italians and Germans. The naval war looks like a long term affair.