America's Failure in China, 1941-50

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INDEX
Acheson, Dean G.: testimony on the writing of Marshall's directive, 351 n.; testimony on Marshall's policy, 351 n.; view of Communists, 357, 508; on use of American forces in China, 364-65; on policy alternatives, 371, 393; testimony on Marshall's plan to supply Communist forces, 412; testimony on KuomintangCommunist negotiations, 412; press conference remark on Yalta Agreement, 416 n.; testimony on Chinese situation ( March, 1947), 449-50; speech on economic aid to Europe ( May, 1947), 452; testimony on the decision to reject armed intervention, 473; testimony on Chinese situation ( December, 1948), 484;

appointment as secretary of state, 492, 494; role in Marshall's policy, 494; program of disengagement, 494-95, 498-99, 502, 546, 547; attacked by Republicans, 494-95, 501, 509, 518, 536- 37, 543, 565, 568; "waiting for dust to settle," 499, 499 n.; rejects McCarran's proposal, 500; authorizes preparation of White Paper, 502; seeks program for containing Chinese communism, 506-7, 547; letter of transmittal of White Paper, 507-9; talk with Bevin on recognition of Communist China, 515; position on recognition of Communist China, 516, 518;

speech before National Press Club, 534-36; attempts to turn Chinese nationalism against Russia, 534-35, 564, 573, 587, 589; on defense perimeter, 535-36, 557; accused by McCarthy, 544; precedents of his program of disengagement, 546; view of North Korean aggression, 557; role in the decision to neutralize Formosa Strait, 558-61; testimony on the decision to cross the 38th Parallel, 574-75; and the crossing of the 38th Parallel, 579, 587; mentioned, 142 n., 222 n., 447, 488, 502, 515, 517, 527, 530, 531, 538, 564, 569, 570, 579, 587 n.

Air power: air bases in China, 41, 60, 61, 69, 70, 457; Roosevelt preference for, 79, 80-82; American faith in, 81-83, 575; and Far Eastern balance of power, 400, 589; and Formosa, 565. See also Chennault; Matterhorn project
Alsop, Joseph, 106, 165
American armed forces; strength of, 365- 67, 473, 495-96
American government: adopts Open Door policy, 3; advance and retreat in China, 9-10, 14, 25, 26, 238, 350, 546-47, 551, 561; war with Japan, 24; policies during Pacific War, 33-35; policy of unconditional surrender, 33, 34, 37, 58, 119, 260-61; hope for Soviet co-operation, 34, 154-55, 163, 181-82, 237-39; view of Soviet intentions, 34, 38-39, 46; view of Kuomintang-Communist relations, 34, 141-43, 145-46, 158-59, 160, 162- 63, 166-67, 195 n.; view of Chinese Communists, 34, 35, 46, 47, 145, 181- 82, 185, 235-36; fear of losing China as an ally, 44, 90, 90-100, 119; use of troops in China, 45, 64, 70, 305-6, 342; relinquishes extraterritorial rights, 57, 96; desire for a quick victory, 58, 68-69, 73, 83, 87, 248, 251; revision of immigration law, 90, 96; relations with Nationalist government, 90-91, 122-24, 355-56, 392-93, 490-91, 515, 565-66; loan to China, 1942, 106-7; plan to avert disaster in "east China," 111; plans for postwar Far East, 153, 156; to aid in Sino-Soviet relations, 157-58, 162-63, 181-82, 192-93; use of Communist forces, 170-72; proposes coalition government, 173, 349, 353, 371- 73, 409;

desire for Soviet entry into Pacific War, 237, 241-43, 245, 249, 250, 253, 255, 259, 265, 268; Yalta Agreement, 237-40, 248-52, 250 n.; doubts about Yalta Agreement, 256-60; seeks Stalin's assurances on Yalta Agreement, 259; and Sino-Soviet negotiations, 1945, 271-72, 278-79, 282-83; seeks Stalin's assurances on Open Door, 282-83; failure to build up non-Communist groups,

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