“Fortunately, the U.S. Seventh Fleet prevented Mao from invading Taiwan in 1950”


Present day China will do what China wants to do. Biden will not have an answer. As we know he is all mouth. Biden doesn’t even know the question. I doubt he knows where Taiwan is on the map. (Arlin Report comment)

MN Prager Discussion Group

June 3, 2022

Bret Stephens Says Biden Should Channel Truman on China-Taiwan – Really?

By Francis P. Sempa at American Thinker:

BretStephens isThe New York Times’ resident “conservative” – which roughly translates into an opinion columnist who isn’t part of theTimes’ far-left stable of writers.In his most recent column on China’s threat to Taiwan, he suggests that President Biden should “model” his policy on Harry Truman’s containment instead of FDR’s New Deal.

One wonders if Stephens has reflected enough on Truman’s policies in Asia – they were disastrous.

On Truman’s watch, China fell to the communists and formed a strategic alliance with the Soviet Union. Truman sent George Marshall to negotiate an end to the civil war between Mao Zedong’s Communists and Chiang Kai-shek’s Nationalists – the latter was an American ally in World War II. Marshall failed, but that failure was due to…

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