National Affairs: For Export Only

Though no one said so openly, the sponsors of "journals-for-export" (see above) were moved by the American's abiding distrust of Government-controlled news. If they needed grounds for their distrust, they now had a good example.

Three weeks ago, the U.S. press headlined the testimony of Lieut. General Albert Wedemeyer before the Senate Appropriations Committee. Wedemeyer, whose report on China had been suppressed by Secretary George Marshall, roundly endorsed immediate economic and military aid to the Nationalist Government of Chiang Kai-shek (TIME, Dec. 29).

But the U.S. Information Service's bulletins to China (framed by the State Department) sounded quite different. In its account...

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