FOREIGN RELATIONS: New Policy, New Statesman

General of the Army George Catlett Marshall, the new U.S. special envoy to China, will be armed for the job as few U.S. diplomats have been armed in years. President Truman had given notice: the General will have a new policy in black & white. It is expected to be a forthright and historic statement of U.S. policy toward China to guide him and all with whom he would deal.

The policy is expected to be unequivocal: open, forthright cooperation with Chiang Kai-shek's National Government, serving notice on the Chinese Communists that the...

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