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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 The settlement of th, Indochina war was the next logical step in disengagement.10 When the Eisenhower administration took office, the I nihil States was. in a sense, at war vvilh Communist China on three fronts. With disengagement accomplished in Korea and in Indochina, the Formosa Strait remains the- only active war Front with Communist China. The administration now desires to eliminate ihis lasl active war front wilh the Reds. Only if llii- i- done will our disengagement I"- complete and lasling.1' The President's special message on Formosa represents an attempt to achieve maximum disengagement without abandoning Chiang—ami maximum support for Chiang without abandoning lhe disengagement policy. Il will sustain Chiang "ii Formosa—which was tcrri- lorv lhe foiled States liberated I nun Japan. But the United Slates will disengage itself from all territory which is historically Chinese- -that is. the offshore' islands provided the- Chinese Communists will agree not ie> attack Formosa and lie- Pescadores. There is no longer any doubt lhal the administration is willing to offer all the offshore islands to Red China in return for a cease-fire anel a promise to abandon ii> military campaign against Formosa. A cease-fire could he had tomorrow on those terms as far as the I nited Slates is concerned.11 The offshore island- have heen Chinese for centuries. Formosa and the Pescadores were original!}- Chinese, hut Japan had held them for a half century before World War If. Under tin- terms of the Japanese Peace Treaty, rokyo renounced all claim to Formosa anil tin- Pescadores hut it did nol reassign -Wide World Pl»" | Busy scene at a Taipeh intersection as the bustling activity of the Formosa capital keep* pace with the increased tempo of the Chinese civil war. Civilian evacuees from the Tache Islands poured into the island fortress of Chiang Kai-shek. them l" an) specific power, lev this linn- Chiang had ahead) fled to Formosa, The' I nited States has a legal responsibility le. secure Formosa ami the Pescadores until their future cm I"- decided by international agreement. But the I nited States has ■esponsibilit) to keep the- offshore islands out of Communist hands. They are Chinese territor) jii~t a> the mainland is. 'I he I nited States was not responsible lee,- keeping Chiang on the mainland, Neither is it ■'I1 him on lhe o"' responsible for k -hore islands.12 We have- .1 righl to be present Formosa and the Pescadores under t'1' terms of the Japanese surrender. Bul elo not have this righl in the case '' lhe- offshore islands. They leave- a]vilf been Chinese. If we- were In intci-V'1' in lhe eiffshorc islands, we- would \ ailing on Chinese territory in a 0" nese eivil war.13 If Communisl China had not 8' nounced its intention of taking Form"? when the attacks en, the offshore isle'1" were started lasl fall. ||„- I nited we,,,1,1 probably have' looked the. oil1' way while the Communists look '''' islands.1 In ' iif Chinese junks and small boats crowd the harbor of Tashato, island group. Page 14 —Wide World Photo llage in Upper Tachen AMERICAN AID FOR CHIANG The United States will help Chi«J defend Formosa and lie Pescadore return, the I nited States «ill esj Chiang to refrain from any further links on the iiommunists. Ml of mis means, of course, th"' arc officia I) writing off the vain- J realistic dream lhal Chiang Kaiy1; mighl -oineil.iv return ee the main''" and overthrow the Communists. rf. At last, we are facing up to re" in Asia. Oui presenl policy eel defending '\. mosa but giving up the offshore is'3", will almost certainly have lhe -"!'!\|. of our active allies in the Far '•', Il enables thi powers who reci ■■<"/l' Communisl governmenl of Chin" recognize the defense of Fi rmosa **l It will do m.ii h to win respeel I'" ' Be sure anil see page 45 Formosa position among the u"'1 FACTS FORUM NEWS, More* m trol; lECOTi Vl J! ci'ia| » >'y by 5 (and ' Hi r»i;.ia,,,| , N1 n 195J SJ! no M ''" '" ,'^l.iill , '■'--fin,, *hen„ "ghtin. le, ■?ate ogmz Hi,,;,,.1"""' ,,. ' "Ho *«fcd ,. *A CTS
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