World Battlefronts: BATTLE OF ASIA: China's Need

Would or should U.S. forces land on China's coast?

Over luncheon bowls in Chungking last week, Generalissimo Chiang Kai-shek chatted with Yank's Sergeant Walter E. Peters, and answered an important question.

To defeat Japan, he said, the U.S. should land on China's coast—but only with a small force. What China mostly needs, he said, is supplies; lao ping, not the G.I., would shed his blood for the continent, and thus few U.S. divisions would be diverted from the Japanese mainland.

Said Chiang: "Where it takes $10 for one American soldier, only $1 is necessary for ours. We must remember that the Chinese...

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