POLICIES & PRINCIPLES: Bases v. Trusteeship

Responsibility for maintaining the peace in the Pacific will rest largely with the U.S. The U.S. Army & Navy cannot undertake to maintain the peace without bases stretching far out into that vast ocean. At the same time, much of the world looks to the U.S. for leadership in the development of the "trusteeship" principle for colonial areas.

A few weeks ago U.S. thinking on this problem was paradoxical and confused. Thanks in large measure to President Truman, U.S. thinking was recently straightened out and U.S. policy gained in clear definition. After...

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