World Battlefronts: BATTLE OF ASIA: For the Future

Major General Albert C. Wedemeyer, one of General Marshall's "bright young men," worked hard at his job. As new U.S. military chief in China, 48-year-old General Wedemeyer had promptly presented his defense plan ("simple and I hope sound") to Chiang Kaishek. Five days later, without revealing its details, he was able to announce that it had been accepted by the harried Generalissimo. Chinese forces were now moving into place to meet the Japanese westward drive, would soon prove whether "Al" Wedemeyer's plan was sound as well as simple.

Wedemeyer, who is Chiang's...

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