CHINA: The Diplomatic Attitude

Into Washington one day last week flew Lieut. General Albert C. Wedemeyer, a part-time diplomat, back from his fact-finding foray to China. He wore a diplomat's dark, double-breasted suit and a forbiddingly noncommunicative air. His pack of reports and recommendations was rushed to the State Department, where it was promptly labeled top secret.

For nine months the U.S. had had no China policy beyond indecisive hostility and righteous advice for Generalissimo Chiang Kai-shek's Government. From behind the scenes came rumors that the U.S. was preparing to pull out of China and rest...

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