National Affairs: New Evidence?

Running through all the MacArthur hearing testimony was one official Administration explanation for the Yalta concessions to Russia. The justification was military: the U.S. had to coax Russia into the war against Japan, and at the earliest hour, to reduce what were expected to be large U.S. casualties in assaulting the Japanese islands.

"By No Means United." Last week a Republican Senator got wind of a paper which seemed to show that not all the U.S. military had shared that view. The evidence was a secret intelligence report prepared for Army Chief of Staff...

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