National Affairs: THE PRE-KOREA RECORD

Both Eisenhower and Stevenson agree that once the Communists attacked South Korea, the U.S. had no honorable or sensible choice but to fight. But they disagree sharply in their judgment of U.S. policy preceding the Red attack. Stevenson approves without reservation the Administration's course of action; Eisenhower views the Administration's decisions as a "record of appalling failure" that laid Korea open to attack. In the debate, sharpest political issue of the campaign, Eisenhower moved into the winner's position last week. The record on which his Detroit speech was based: 1) General Albert Wedemeyer's report of 1947, after a trip to the...

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