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Marshall insisted, again beyond the call of duty, that we needed Russia. Roosevelt believed him. The cost of supplies was fairly heavy, the Russians stipulating what amounted to 860,410 tons of dry cargo, 206,000 tons of liqu id cargo . All this in addition to the supp lies for the war in Europe called for under the fourth protocol. The Russians got 80 per cent of their Far Eastern requ irements. One item was 25,000 tons of canned meat. That would provide at least 50,000,000 meat courses, at a pound each, for the Red soldiers.

I am referring to Chennault's recorded experiences in China, Way of a Fighter, where he reviews Stilwell's behavior in unsparing detail. Chennault describes how Stilwell in the spring of 1944 sent a mission to his friends in Yerian. I quote from page 317 of Way of a Fighter: The American mission to Yenan was hardly established before Stilwell's Chungking staff began to proclaim loudly the superiority of the Communist regime over the Chungking Government. Contents of secret reports from the Yenao mission were freely discussed over Chungking dinner tables by Stilwell's staff.

There we have the strategy of MacArthur, Nimitz, and Leahy for winning the war in the Pacific-but not Marshall's. Who was right? Yet, despite this expert advice, Mar shall persisted. At the staff discussions before second Quebec, two months later, Leahy had this to report on page 259: By the beginning of September, Japan was almost defeated through a practically complete sea and air blockade. However, a proposal was made by the Army to force a surrender of Japar> by an amphibious invasion of the main islands through the island of Kyushu.

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