Japanese Foreign Minister Matsuoka publicly warns the United States against interfering in Asian affairs.
American military dependents in the Philippines are ordered to evacuate. The Department of States advises American civilians to leave.
US Navy begins mining the entrance channels to Manila Bay.
General Marshall announces the creation of the United States Army Forces in the Far East (USAFFE). General MacArthur is offered command.
Japanese move into Southern French Indochina arousing concerns in Washington and London about Japan's intentions toward the Netherlands East Indies, Malaya, and the Philippines.
The US War Department announces that General MacArthur has been called out of retirement and appointed Commander US Armed Forces Far East (USAFFE) with the rank of Lieutenant General.
General Marshall approves a proposal from the War Plans Division of the War Department to reinforce the Philippines. Initial priority