JAPAN: MacArthur's Way

U.S. occupation policy in Japan was neither timid nor confused. Douglas Mac-Arthur knew what he was doing, and was prepared to insist that his critics did not. Most uncomfortable was the way Red Army General Kuzma Derevyanko found this out last week at a meeting of the Allied Council for Japan.

Derevyanko started with lots of chips. Since almost all Japanese public men were tainted with militarism, it would not be difficult to strike at MacArthur by bringing charges against members of any government that might be formed. Premier Kijuro Shidehara was about to resign because he had received little support...

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