World Battlefronts, THE WAR: Veteran's Opinion

Last week the man who has been fighting the Japanese longer than any other world leader gave his answers to some of the war's persistent questions. In Chungking, at his first press conference since 1941 (see FOREIGN NEWS), Generalissimo Chiang Kai-shek gave this estimate of the situation:

¶An Allied landing on the China coast is needed—the sooner the better. But when the Allies have successfully invaded Japan itself, then Chinese troops should be able to deal with any Japanese forces left on the Asiatic mainland. ¶Japanese surrender is unlikely, and the process of battering Japan into final, total defeat...

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