MACARTHUR HEARING: The One That Got Away

There was a case to be made against the Administration's Far Eastern policy, but its Republican critics failed woefully to make it. G.O.P. Senators on the committee were seriously divided among themselves on Far Eastern policy, and could not even be gotten together to plan a coordinated attack. The Republican policy committee hastily sent over two men to think up questions and feed them to Maine's Owen Brewster. They were not enough. The plain fact was that, after years of criticizing U.S. China policy, Republicans had apparently not bothered to prepare for their biggest day in court.

On many lines, Senators...

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