Defending Formosa

January 1955
New Republic;1/31/55, Vol. 132 Issue 5, p3
Interprets the message of U.S. President Dwight David Eisenhower to the Congress on the Formosa Straits which was intended to clarify U.S. policy in the impending Chinese conflict that may lead to world war. Strategies of military action which could include bombing to break up a concentration of Chinese Communist shipping on coastal harbors or even planes on air bases on the Chinese mainland opposite Formosa; Deviations of the U.S. government from the Truman policy of gradual disengagement from the Chinese Civil War; Military action taken by China against the U.S. including imprisonment of the American fliers.


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