CHINA: All-Out

U.S. Secretary of State George C. Marshall's policy of splendid isolation from the China civil war had led to a deadlock: neither the Government nor the Communists had enough strength for a knockout punch. As the opposing forces clinched wearily last week, China, bled white by the long struggle, took a new breath. The U.S.'s three-star General Albert C. Wedemeyer was on the way to see what could be done to retrieve the losses that followed from five-star General Marshall's indecisive decision.

Pattern in the North. In the South and West the Chinese Government's control was secure. The Government held...

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