International: Agent Extraordinary

General MacArthur had his say last week. It was about time. The left-wing U.S. press (abetted by odd allies such as the New York Herald Tribune) had been yelling its head off that he was giving Japan a "soft peace," that he was playing politics with Hirohito, that he was playing politics wih the U.S. voters, etc., etc. In a revealing question-&-answer session with U.P.'s smart President Hugh Baillie, the General answered a spate of home criticism and gave the best account yet of his plans and purposes in occupied Japan.

Asked Baillie: Were the Potsdam terms being enforced to the letter?

"Absolutely,...