U.S. At War: Chines Puzzle

Chinese Puzzle

To close observers of U.S. Lend-Lease aid, one isolated sentence in Franklin Roosevelt's message on the State of the Nation came as a tantalizing mystery: "Even today we are flying as much Lend-Lease material into China as ever traversed the Burma Road. . . ."

If so, 1) the number of U.S. transport planes sent to China's aid had been carefully concealed up to now; or 2) the amount of aid sent over the Burma Road had been smaller than anyone knew; or 3) the President had based his statement on overoptimistic reports from his advisers. Cabled a TIME correspondent...

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