CHINA: Strategic A

"America's predicament . . ." said foreign diplomats in Nanking over their tea last week, and smiled. Watching the ups & downs of Nationalist-Communist negotiations, they were gravely amused by a situation in which the U.S. "won't come in fully and can't get out."

U.S. policy had sought to unite the Nationalists and Communists in a liberal coalition government which might serve as a bridge to Russia instead of a buffer against her. "America's predicament" resulted from the difficulties of uniting two hostile powers. One of them (the Nationalist Government), for reasons...

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