FOREIGN RELATIONS: Finally & Officially

A new and important phase of American strategy in foreign policy was announced this week. Testifying before the Senate and House foreign affairs committees, Secretary of State George Marshall finally and officially reversed an earlier decision to let China wait for U.S. aid until Europe was taken care of (TIME, Nov. 10). He included China, which "continues to cause us deep concern," in State's foreign aid program.

He also changed his old tune of avuncular indignation against both of China's warring factions. "The civil war has spread and increased in intensity. The Chinese Communists by force of arms seek control...

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