CHINA: Old Hands, Beware!

Colonel Dave Barrett, now a U.S. military attaché in Formosa, is an old China hand known for his plump amiability and his fluency in Mandarin. In 20 years of service in China, he saw the warlords fade, the Japs come & go, the Nationalists driven before the Communists. None of these great events startled easygoing Dave Barrett more than a shrill accusation by Radio Peking last week. Colonel Barrett, said Red China's government, is the ringleader of an "American imperialist" plot to murder Chairman Mao Tse-tung and other high Chinese comrades.

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