National Affairs: Cease-Fire

Shining through the week's war of words about Quemoy was the sharp military fact that the fighting was going well for the Chinese Nationalists. U.S.-supported, U.S.-trained and U.S.-equipped, the Nationalists racked up dazzling jet victories, all but solved Quemoy's tricky sea-air supply problem, and sent morale soaring, as Communist pilots and gunners showed unexpected ineptness and inexperience. During the week, the

U.S. added C-119 flying boxcars to the tremendous buildup on Formosa, and U.S. military men made the heartening prognosis that vulnerable Quemoy, seven miles from the Communist mainland, could be held, probably...

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