THE NATION: In Time of Trouble

The U.S. State Department, in two speeches delivered in one night last week, cleared its voice, shifted its emphasis, and made what amounted to a dramatic shift in its Asia policy. It affirmed, as it never has so strongly since Chiang Kai-shek quit the Chinese mainland, that Chiang's is the true government of China. As the second wave of Mao Tse-tung's human sea ebbed bloodily in Korea's dark hills, the State Department also proclaimed that China's Communist government is no more than a Kremlin puppet. The dust had taken a long time to settle, but apparently it had, and...