Standing By

The big question still was: Where would the Reds strike next? Moscow held the initiative, and would hold it for a long time to come, unless (as was most unlikely) the U.S. decided to strike back with all-out atomic war.

One logical spot for the next Red advance seemed to be Indo-China, shakily held by French forces against a large Communist rebel army (see below). The most ominous rumblings last week came, however, from the vicinity of Formosa (see below). U.S. headquarters in Tokyo thought that the Reds might throw a feint at Formosa in an effort to draw...

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