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Facts Forum. Facts Forum News, Vol. 4, No. 3, March 1955 - File 014. 1955-03. University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. October 29, 2020. https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/1352973/item/769/show/713.

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Title Facts Forum News, Vol. 4, No. 3, March 1955
Series Title Facts Forum News
Creator
  • Facts Forum
Contributor
  • Evans, Medford
Publisher Facts Forum
Date March 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
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Transcript ill eyes turn to FORMOSA Analysis of Far Eastern Crisis liy Dan Smoot On January 24, 1955, Presidenl Eisenhower sent to the Congress a special message requesting authority fur the use eef arm,-,I for,-,', if necessary, to keep the Chinese Communists from taking Formosa and relate,I islands.1 In that message to Congress- and in subsequent statements made ley high government officials- many new. important features "I American policy have been revealed. Pacts Forum's question: Do you approve- eet Ameriian policy with respect te, the conflict between the Chinese Communists and the Chinese Nationally ? . * ■-• * . A- ei»,net. 1,-t'* look at the question front two opposite sides, taking fir>t the arguments of those who DO approve. Geography as well as history helps to explain the vagueness of our pre- v ileus policy on Formosa; and it also helps us to understand the delicacy of our problem in trying to establish a clear and precisely defined policy. Formosa is at points jn~t ninety miles From the mainland.2 But when Ihe Communists drove the Nationalists off the mainland six years ago. the Nationalists not only occupied Formosa, they occupied all of the islands between lhe mainland and Formosa.2 Some of these islands are targe enough In be important. Many of them are tiny heads of r,n k sticking up out of the sea —not even shown on the maps.1 Some of them such as the Pescadores- lie fairly close lo Formosa and an- obviously vital to th,' defense eef Formosa. Many of them, however, are offshore specks of land which stretch two or three hundred miles along the rim of China itself.2 Sine Presidenl Truman first ordered the Seventh Fleet to patrol the Strait of Formosa in 1950, there has been little doubt that we intended to help Chiang —Wide World Pholo On Jan. 29, President Eisenhower signed the resolution, passed by Congress, for the defense of Formosa. Standing behind the President, left to right. Sen. Walter George (D-Ga.l, Sen. Styles Bridges (R-N.H.I, Secretary of State Duties, Sen. William Knowland IR-Calif. I, and Sen. Alexander Wiley (R-Wis.l. Page 12 —Wide World PW* TENSION MOUNTS IN FAR EAST—Mjj locates the Tachen Islands (A) where ' U.S. Seventh Fleet and other U.S. forces »" ordered Feb. 5 by President Eisenhower help in the evacuation of Nationalist Chiric troops and civilians. Earlier, American 5a|jr jet fighters from Osan Air Force Base tunf', lined! in South Korea shot down two of e'Q Communist fighter planes which, the Force said, tried to attack a U.S. reconfl0 sance bomber over the Yellow Sea IB). hold Formosa and lhe- Pescadores. But we have- lee'cn intcnl ionall v va?1 aboul the little offshore islands. \\ e have never wauled lo con,mil '"' selves to defend them; but we '"' hoped lhat the Communists would | lake them until their fate could , settled ley international agreements, cause such action would cause l"'1'1 and Chiang Kai-shek to lose face Asia. lie in,lining silent and vague sJ« the offshore islands was a kinel of ''" on our part.' We had hoped ihai the Communi»J not know ing what we would do if ' I 1 , ■ e Beized lhe- islands wemld nol run risk "I seizing ihem. U.S. BLUFF CALLED Now, however, they have called '' bluff. They have- taken some of the Hj islands lev direct assault. We put '' -iel. nil.I,- pressure on (Ihiang to evj ate I » ilh our help i other islands ''.. as the Tachens In order to avoid ger and growing conflict in the a**! In thus giv ing ground, we have' »ffl demonstrated our eagerness to settl* dangerous Far Eastern crisis b) I1" ful negotiation. Ii is now apparent to all the l*3 thai we arc willing to draw a ''' line through the Formosa Strail "'" 1 to the Communists: You mav hay' offshore islands all of il„- islands j In ihis line: Inil von mav nol , i"s" , line- lee lake' |-'e,linos;,, the I Vse-ael"'' closel) related islands.4 lit Draw ing such a definite dividiflojl will not, ol course, slop the ''"^: unless the Communists agree lo th* j Thai is why we are- still beiUBjj liberatelv vamie aboul certain k*I ber sheen ily vague islands, like Quemoy anel M;|i' FACTS FORUM NEWS, Mare ch, !>,'!, fe •'iiii,., ' , '"^.1 "I ',,. "" ''ost 5tvha p "I'l'ilIU ">' sit,, ii ;" -i- I , • •"mil,,. ,;;"'''ni„„. ii, t^lemal fi„, "'"'liiu. have I'A cts
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