Excerpts from the President's speech:
THE world is again faced with the problem of armed aggression. Powerful dictatorships are attacking an exposed but free area . . .
It is as certain as can be that the shooting which the Chinese Communists started on August 23 had as its purpose not just the taking of the island of Quemoy. It is part of what is indeed an ambitious plan of armed conquest.
This plan would liquidate all of the free-world positions in the western Pacific area and bring them under captive governments which would be hostile to the U.S. and to the free world....