Foreign News: Massive Decision

At long last, the U.S. seemed about ready for a massive decision — whether to get all the way in or all the way out of China. The question: should the U.S. throw its full support behind Generalissimo Chiang Kai-shek's Government or permit China (with its nearly 500 million people and vast resources) to become, directly or indirectly, a Soviet satellite? From Nanking came reports that General George Marshall had asked for an updating of U.S. opinion of the Chinese situation and an estimate of probable popular reaction to various alternative U.S. moves....

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