Letters, Sep. 25, 1950

Icelandic Parallel


Regarding MacArthur's policy on Formosa [TIME, Sept. 4]: I cannot help but think of our entering Iceland in 1941 when we were not yet at war. The parallel is exact today in the case of Formosa.

Anyone with any sense at all knows that if we had not gone into Iceland, the Nazis would have, and would have wrought havoc by air attacks on our North Atlantic shipping routes . . .

If we do not send strong air forces to protect Formosa, the Communists will grab it eventually and use it as...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now


Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!