POLICIES & PRINCIPLES: Yalta's Fruit

Last April Secretary of State Stettinius (presumably with the knowledge and consent of President Roosevelt), swore there were no more secret agreements at Yalta except military ones. This week, on Yalta's first anniversary, his successor released what he swore was Yalta's last secret agreement.

Its text had been kept secret even from Jimmy Byrnes until last week, six months after the time when military necessity might have excused a hush-hush policy. While it had a military consideration (Russia's joining in the Japanese war), the agreement itself was as political as a pork barrel. Stalin's help in the Far East was to...

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