Said Douglas MacArthur:

"If the other nations of the world haven't got enough sense to see where appeasement leads . . . why, then, we had better protect ourselves and go it alone . . . the great loser if such a deplorable break would come would be the nations who split off from the United States. In the subject of Western defense, for instance, those nations who are involved are much more dependent upon our helpfulness than we would lose if they split and became independent . . .

"The possibility [of losing the use of English and French air bases]...

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