FOREIGN RELATIONS: A Fuller Explanation

The State Department did its best to keep out of the line of fire on the MacArthur controversy last week, but luck was against it. On the day of the big MacArthur headlines, another story made an embarrassing contrast: Britain had "suggested" to the State Department that Communist China should be allowed to sit in on negotiations of a Japanese treaty (with the Nationalists barred, of course), and that Formosa should eventually be given to the Chinese Reds.

Something had to be done fast in Foggy Bottom. Already, Republicans on Capitol Hill and plain citizens everywhere were crying that MacArthur had...

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