Strait. Ih- made- ii difficult for China
he trade w ill, the outside world. Chiang
was seriously interrupting the flow of
American and other Western g Is
which eeur noble allies wen- shipping in
lo the Chinese Communists.
Moreover, the presence of Chiang Kni-
slick on Formosa- just ninety miles
from the mainland kepi vast numbers
e,f Communisl soldiers tied down on the
coast, awaiting an ever-expected and
The Communists needed help; and we
gave it lee them.
Truman sent the American Seventh
Fleet into China waters lee neutralize
Formosa -to keep Chiang kai--ln-k from
trying to invade the Communist-held
mainland. Of course, Mr. Truman also
ordered the Seventh Reel to keep the
Commies from invading Formosa. Bul
lhal was meaningless, because the leVels
did not have any navy not any. Chiang
Kai-shek <!'<! have a e-mail navy of sorts
—Wide World Photo
A group of U.S. Navy frogmen cleared underwater obstructions in the harbor of the
North Tachen island before start of evacuation.
—Wide World Pholo
General view of the evacuation operation on the North Tachen island showing landing
craft on the beach with others standing by in the boy Feb. 8.
the' one that got him to Formosa in
ihe- first place.10
Within a matter of weeks after our
Seventh Fleet moved into Formosa Strait
to protect the Communists from Chiang
Kai-shek, the Communists pulled some
250.000 of their besl "e.ldiers out of their
defensive positions on the China coast
ami sent them into battle against Americans in North Korea.18
But note ihis well: lhe Communists,
in sending their armies against ours in
Korea, were not daring lo challenge
American military mighl.
SPIES ARE REASSURED
Through their espionage coverage in
lhe Inited Nations and in the Western
capitals, lln- Communists had been assured lhal tin- United Nations would nol
permit America to slrikc back al China
if China intervened in Korea.
Even so, the- Communists failed utterly
lee vein anything lev force of arms il
Korea: hut they won mosl of what they
wanted with their weapon of negotia-
lion, and put themselves in ;i position I"
take lie- rest without further struggle.1
The senior \merican military corn-
ninndiTs who fought in Kein-a Generals MacArthur, Clark. Stratemeyer,
Van Fleet, Almond have all testified
lhat we could have won the war in Koref
and destroyed Communisl power in Asin
without precipitating a genera] war,
and with fewer American casualties than
il cost ns to lose the war. Bul Washington officials wouldn't Iel our soldien
win the war. because the United Nation''
didn't want them lo win.
I In- Republicans, "I course, were g*'
ing he conclude the Korean war honorably. Their notion of honor, as it turned
out. was to accept armistice terrO"
dictated by the Chinese Communists an*
written by pro-Communist India. Tb*
Communists have been violating lhe af'
mistice terms since the day they wet*
signed; and we have ignored the"
Communist China is one eef the weakest nalions on earth. They have vn-'
armies eef fool soldiers, and six hundre*
million people win, arc starving. I'1'
they have no navy, no superweapons, "''
transport, n,e industry nothing wit"
which lee fighl a modern war. Yet, th*'
have, committed every conceiva
rag,- againsl us. How do they dare
I Ini) have' guessed lhal America h;r
heroine' -.e . ennpli'le-lv hypnotized by 'I'1
senseless iele-a of collective security
through lhe United Nations lhal "'
-imply do not have- thc national w il' '''
use, in our own interests, the overwheW
ing power lhal we- possess.
\\ hen the Chinese < iommunists '"'
read) for more conquests, they sWJ
little war- and threaten big ones. A"0
lhe Socialists, pro-Communists, and "'''
Iralisls in lhe- I nited Yeli.ens begin ''
quiver ami plead for peaceful neg"0*
tions. We, in lln- fatuous belief lha1 ,v'
FACTS FOIIUM NEWS, Mun-h. '■'"'