THE NATION: Time of Decision

Out of the strategy conferences in Washington and into the headlines across the U.S. boiled an urgent question: Will the U.S. soon be at war again?

The question arose from a new military estimate of the situation in the Far East. U.S. leaders are convinced that the Chinese Communists are about to attack the offshore islands now held by Chiang Kai-shek's Nationalist forces. The Reds are expected to hit the Matsu group between April 15 and April 30, the Quemoys a month or so later. To inform and prepare the Congress and the people, the White House this week scheduled...

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