The U.S. had Japan but not the answers. Correspondents in Washington and Tokyo last week had a hard time finding out from the U.S. Army how occupation policies were shaping up. Typical interview in Tokyo:
"What factors enter into the exchange rate?"
"It will be fixed as soon as possible." "How about Military Government?" "I don't think there will be a separate one."
"Is there a list of war criminals?" "Somebody else is handling that." Confusion or Discretion? The leftist U.S. press hollered that MacArthur's occupation decisions indicated confusion, lack of planning and softness toward...