For months the problem of U.S. relations with China has been drifting.
This week, Secretary Marshall took some action. He dispatched General Albert C. Wedemeyer to China and Korea to make "an appraisal of the overall situation."
In the cold war of peace, as in the hot war of battle, the U.S. had decided to concentrate its power first on the struggle for Europe (see WHAT PRICE PEACE?). The U.S. was not abandoning the Far East, but China, as in World War II, was relegated to a holding action.
Wedemeyer was sent to find...