9- General Chennault, do you think the
American people are aware of all of this?
Do you believe that they realize the danger?
\. I think the greater portion of the
people' realize thai something is lerribl)
wrong bul they lack leadership. They
think only of today. The Communists
Ihink nol only of today, but tomorrow.
ui'xi week, next vear, and years after
that. I believe the American people
would support a war if they heul the
leadership lo win such a war.
9> Should American troops be employed
in an invasion of the Chinese mainland.
\. No, mosl certainly not. No U.S.
troops should be used in any theater ol
a foreign weir at presenl. In addition,
ihi' Chinese Nationalists ami South Ko-
reans don'l want 1 ,S. troops in an
Asian war. Chinese musl light Chinese
if the mainland is to he recaptured.
Chiang elne-su'l even weint us lo allae-k
China if we fIv mir airplanes. Ml he
w ei rets is the supplies and modern equipment.
9- Have the Chinese Nationalists really
been "unleashed" as has been so widely advertised?
\. Certainly not. Thev have been
kept severely under wraps no mailer
"bat is s;ii,| in lhe contrary. Tin- real
trouble wilh us is that we are slill
listening In the liritish who keep assert-
"ig thai there is nn use in a war againsl
the Ileal Chinese. Hear ihis in mind, they
(the liritish I are looking mil for themselves.
9- General Chennault, do you believe the
Orient is the real danger spot in the war
a9ain t the Chinese imperialists?
V A ou mighl he surprised eit my
Mlswer here. While I believe lhal \-iee
ls the key In success against commu
nism, I believe lhat the- immediate danger of weir exists nol in tin' Formosa
Straits, hut in Wesl Germany. There is
every indication thai the Russians are'
preparing for weir in West Germany.
They are afraid of the West Germans.
They recognize lhal Germany, armed
againsl Russia, presents a danger lo
both communism ami the Russian
motherland. Both nf these, the Russians
ein- bound lu destro) hoih dangers, I
11117in. I also have information which indicates thai Wesi Germany is armed In
ei greater extent than the Vmerican people' realize eunl lhe Russians know il.
and are eifreiid nf il. Here are several
indications, or signals of danger:
ll) The reorganization of the' Russian hierarchy and replacement of Mal-
enkm. He- weis opposed lo war.
l2l Th.' frantic efforts of the Rus-
siems In knock nul lhe \\ estern European
I nion. They succeeded in having France
knock off the European Defense Com-
munity. lhe- Russians had already
warned the French anil liritish thai existing bilateral pacts between lln- three
nations penis which excluded the rearmament nf Germany, would he' eil an
emd were iieiiinanii'iil of the Germans
In In- sponsored hv either nation. Several
days ago, 1 noticed thai liussiei had
abrogated those pails asserting viola-
lion on the pari nf the British and the
(3) Reliable information heis come
lhal lhe- Red Army is in power in the
Soviel Union. One indication of that is
the promotion of thirteen Red generals
lo field marshals.
1 I 1 The So\ ii't I nion has shifted
from a consumer economy to a full blast
—China News Pholo Sep
Guerrilla leaders gather to plan carefully for a night raid on the Reds.
wen economy. A new, tighter conscription law has just been passed.
15) There is every indication thai the
Russians are building up their European
In short, the Russians will fight the
rearmament of West Germany and intend lo keep such from happening even
if il means all-out war.
9- General, what is the Japanese position
in all of this? Better stated, what is the
Soviet position towards Japan?
\. Ml of a sudden, after ten years
eif advocating onh the harshest terms
eunl treatment of the Japs. Russia siul-
denly wants In talk peace. The objeel
is. of course, to keep Japan neutral. \s
I said, Russia will go lo war in Ger-
many, hoping lo have ;i neutral Japan
al her back door. We would not be
able lo use' Japanese bases lei bomb
Manchuria while thev. in turn, could
bypass Japan and go north In lake'
Alaska. The Japanese eire presently
negated. They presenl mi real danger to
the Russians except use of Japan as ei
9- In case of a Russian attack against
the U.S., how do you suppose it will come,
V First, bv a paralyzing air attack
utilizing nuclear and thermonuclear
weapons. This will he- accompanied by
strikes, sabotage, confusion, and the
deliberate spreading uf terror. Thev
will throw caution lo the winds and
utilize every weapon eit their command
in the event of weir. As I said before,
there is no sel Communisl timetable.
They want to conquer the world, think
the) can do ii. ami are taking their
time and utilizing every means.
9- Have the Washington officials taken
your and General MacArthur's advice to
any appreciable extent?
\. Only slightly. Thev hen,', however, come lo the' realization thai some'
line must he' se-l lei heilt Communist
aggression. Thev are beginning in arm
lhe Chinese Nationalists In semu' extenl
and they arc aiding them economically.
Pul the Nationalists need more, much
more. So do lhe South Koreans. Actually, lhe situation is better under the
presenl administration than cmt before.
God knows wheel would have happened
under the alternative.
9- General Chennault, have you any specific word of advice to give the American
people at this point?
\. Yes, Jim. I have. Search hard for
the truth and back it when you find it.
You will have trouble finding il because
yem are' nut being lold lhe truth in
these' days. If the Presidenl sens we
musl fight, back him up ami insist thai
the Congress do the same. No matter
how or whal you may ihink of Eisenhower, remember thai he is far superior
lee anything we have heul nr anything
thai the alternative offered. Fight for
the truth emd you slutll steiv free. Forget il. emd vou will become slaves.
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