For the first time since the change in command in Tokyo, a top U.S. military figure sided with General Douglas MacArthur this week in the great dispute.

Witness No. 8 in the MacArthur hearing on Capitol Hill was tall, silver-haired Lieut. General Albert Wedemeyer, 53, former U.S. commander in China, onetime planning chief for the Army, author of the much-discussed Wedemeyer Report. He had already put in for retirement, and he was in a position to talk freely. He did. Wedemeyer tossed a cord of fresh logs on to the dying bonfire of the MacArthur controversy, bluntly criticized not only...

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