MACARTHUR HEARING: The Secretary at Waterloo

t was his record on China policy that was supposed to be Dean Acheson's Waterloo, and his critics welcomed him on to the battlefield. But when he walked into the MacArthur hearing last week on the day set aside for his explanation of that policy, Dean Acheson was obviously determined to be the Wellington of the battle, not the Napoleon.

This was the Secretary of State's case, as he made it:

What the U.S. had to do. After V-J day, China as a nation had to be created —it did not exist. The Nationalist government...

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