National Affairs: Big Brain

The candid, flowing testimony of Lieut. General Albert Wedemeyer left the Senators more confused than enlightened.

Essentially, spare, studious Al Wedemeyer "was a MacArthur man. "We [are losing] a hell of a lot of boys," said he, "and we are filling a bottomless pit." He saw only two alternatives in the war in Korea: 1) fight it to the hilt, or 2) get out altogether. If the U.S. pulled out (he wasn't too clear about what would happen to the South Koreans), he would plunge into full mobilization at home, break diplomatic relations with all Communist countries, and confront Russia with an...

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