President Franklin Roosevelt and his defense cabinet discuss retaliation plans for the Pearl Harbor attack. He urges them to strike the heart of Japan and not to give up or give in. When they claim his request is not possible, he stands up out of his wheelchair to illustrate that it can be done.
One of the crews that took part in the Doolittle Raid following the Pearl Harbor attack is put on trial by the Japanese government. Captain Ross gives a speech in which he warns the Japanese that the American government will retaliate with force. The whole crew was sentenced to death.