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Facts Forum. Facts Forum News, Vol. 4, No. 5, May 1955 - File 035. 1955-05. University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. November 16, 2019. https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/1352973/item/419/show/384.

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Title Facts Forum News, Vol. 4, No. 5, May 1955
Alternate Title Facts Forum News, Vol. IV, No. 5, May 1955
Series Title Facts Forum News
Creator
  • Facts Forum
Contributor
  • Evans, Medford
Publisher Facts Forum
Date May 1955
Language eng
Subject
  • Anti-communist movements
  • Conservatism
  • Politics and government
  • Hunt, H. L.
Place
  • Dallas, Texas
Genre
  • journals (periodicals)
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  • Text
Identifier AP2.F146 v. 4 1955; OCLC: 1352973
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  • University of Houston Libraries
  • Facts Forum News
Rights No Copyright - United States: This item is in the public domain in the United States and may be used freely in the United States. The item may not be in the public domain under the copyright laws of other countries.
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Transcript I !).',■• CLAIRE L. CHENNAULT, one <>f the I nited Stales' foremost h'ttr l:<ist authorities and a retired Major Gen- '-nil, former Commander of the I llii I ..S. Hr Force, which served throughout the tear in the t'.liintt. Ittirma theater. pACTS FORUM NEWS, May, 1955 plies eiml Navy, il will lee necessary llieel America fulfill her |>;irl eif the pn-scnl treaty and see that nothing happens te, Formosa. In short. Ilie-re must lee- American airplanes protecting the island. Q. General Chennault, are the Communists ready for such amphibious warfare, and have they any new developments along these lines? \. The Communist Chinese have apparently eeeleepteel General Douglas Mac- Arthur's battle tactics in their amphibious operations. If you will remember, General MacArthur, in his campaign tn regain the Pacific and elnse- emt the war eiL-eiiiisi Japan, used what has been known eis "isleenel hopping, Moreover, in attacking these islands, he employed whal lieis come to he known as "triphibious" tactics. In such operations, tin- forees of land. sea. emd air are brought In bear againsl an island lo lie captured. I believe llieil the ^ ikianshan operation weis the firsl good example of what is about lo hike jileiee in the Par East. The Chinese Communists battered that island by air for more than a day, lev si ai for more than sixty hours, anil then sent wave after wave of men againsl the little island. Nationalist experts sav that Communisl losses in dead for the ^ ikianshan invasion exceeded two thousand personnel, ^i ikianshan weis held hv 750 Nationalist irregulars. C*. You feel, General Chennault, that thc Chinese Communists are nearly ready for more activity against the Nationalists of the Yikianshan type, and that their air cover will be in such condition as to afford them the necessary protection for such an operation? \. Tin- Communists have been get- ling ready for this for a long time. Tin Yikianshan deal weis merely a tryout to see how successful they mighl be. It is certain that the Generalissimo will fight hard to save- those isleinels. lie will send his air units againsl the Communist- held mainland and will attempt to knock out the Red Air Force both in the air and on tin- ground hy concerted strikes eie-eiins! the Red eiirell itllle-s and againsl lhe Red bomber emd fighter aircraft. Tin- Communists will assuredly retaliate in kind againsl Taiwan in order to pre wait ei catastrophe happening to their in\;isiein armada, it is necessary that U.S. air units protect Taiwan because tin- Nationalists cannot fight on two such -'fronts" eit one time. Thev simply haven t the necessary equipment. 9. In a strategical discussion of Kinmen (Quemoy), General, which reason do you think is most important for keeping the island — supposing that it is necessary to fight for it? Is morale, or geographical position the more important? \. I will answer thai question hy slelling flatly that if Kinmen and the Matsu eni' lust, ei catastrophe will have occurred to the free world. It is absolutely necessary to keep these islands heith for geographical and morale' purposes. From a morale point of view, Pane 33
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