Was there nothing else to be done in China but to wait, as the State Department urged, "until the dust settles?"

Impatient with the State Department's attitude (definable as doing nothing and trying to be proud of it), New Jersey's conscientious Senator H. Alexander Smith, one of the strongest Republican supporters of the bipartisan foreign policy, had boarded a troop ship last September and sailed for Yokohama. He conferred with Douglas MacArthur and spent three weeks (at his own expense) in eastern Asia. Last week he made public his recommendations, which had at least the merit of being a positive...

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