War: STALIN & CHAIRMAN MAO

When generals (or politicians) run out of ideas on how to win a fight, they are apt to lean heavily on the hope that the enemy will collapse from some weakness in his own ranks. U.S. foreign policy strategists comfort themselves with just such a hope. Secretary of State Dean Acheson has called Tito's defection from Moscow the most hopeful development in the battle between Russia and the West; what is implied is that Yugoslavia's Tito—and future Titos elsewhere—may do the U.S.'s job of defeating Communism. U.S. policymakers particularly cherish the notion that...

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