National Affairs: Win the Peace for Whom?

Everyone knew that retired Brigadier General Evans F. Carlson was a Marine, and a good one. In the early days of the Pacific War, his Gung Ho Raiders wrote heroic headlines at Makin and Guadalcanal. Not so many U.S. citizens knew that General Carlson had also long been an apostle of Communistic causes and Communist-fringe groups. In 1939, after traveling 2,000 miles as a military observer with China's Communist Eighth Route Army, he had resigned from the Marines to push his crusade. Last week Old China Hand Carlson made his ideology perfectly clear to everyone.

At a press conference in Manhattan, General...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now


Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!