FOREIGN RELATIONS: Friendship Needed

The U.S. last week abandoned its tattered, outdated policy in China. It made ready to dissolve the moribund Executive Headquarters in Peiping, which had organized the unsuccessful truce teams. It would call home its 9,000 marines. The operation would be completed within 90 days.

By that time the only U.S. troops left in China would be a 750-man military mission, a few soldiers guarding surplus-property dumps, and the marines and sailors of the Seventh Fleet base at Tsingtao —who would stay on, with China's consent, as long as the U.S. is legally at war with Japan.

The move was announced by...

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