THE NATIONS: Against the World

"Lay circles" abroad, said Douglas MacArthur, had severely criticized his strategic recommendations for winning the Korean war. The general's eloquent exposition of his views before Congress failed to win over any of his foreign critics. Europe's opposition to the MacArthur plan for victory in the Far East was practically unanimous. "Third-force" Asians, i.e., those who believe in a third grouping of nations between the Russians and the Americans, also remained unshaken in their hostility. Only those Far Eastern peoples closest to the point of crisis—South Koreans, Chinese on Formosa, Filipinos, Japanese—found...

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