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May 10, 1954

The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 1

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QOURJXII KIWI Operation Bleed- U.S. May Adopt New Kind of War To Curb Expansion of Red China EDITOR'S JSQTE: The bif qowtion In our Alia policy « how t* m%ke the Chinese Reds stay home. This excluiive dispatch by •f «etne answers M seen by top military leaders. Sparks, temporarily back in the U. S., is uniquely qualified to report on this Fred Sparks, NEA's global correspondent, gives a symposium informal (but as yet unofficial) blueprint for a new kiijd of war against a new kind of enemy. He ha* just returned from a lengthy on-the-spot tour of the Orient's hot-spots from Korea to Indo- China, from Hong Kong to Formosa, and knows from first-hand experience the fact* which are beginning to persuade authorities toward**"Operatiott Blled." By FRED SPARKS NEA Staff Correspondent WASHINGTON — (NEA) — "A Plan to Bleed Red China Until It Can No Longer Expand." That is the informal way U. S. military leaders concerned with the Orient refer to their Grand Scheme — an unpublished blueprint for the greatest commando operation in history. It does not call for American boys fording malarial Indo-Chinese paddies or climbing Siberian cooled Korean hills; W* will no longer contest the suburbs. The target for tomorrow is Bed ever prevent Democracy from us- China itself. We will fight them our wiy—-using our air and seapower and JPree Asia's infantry. We must never again let them pit their weight of manpower against us in a narrow corridor like the Korean Peninsula. Our generals and admirals in the Orient, convinced each month strengthens Peiping, are ready to start bleeding the giant They believe a relatively minor effort can make Chinese imperialists stop dreaming of a white Cadillac—and stick to a rickshaw. based on any interview in a cocktail lounge. It Is based on eye-wit- with military leaders during: recent months in Korea, Japan, Hong Kong, Indo-China, Malaya, Formosa, the Philippines, Pearl Harbor and Washington. What I write below is 'an at- ing its might. They will remember we hit them in Korea—with a feather. THe BACKGRONUD: After the Korean Truce, Red China shifted pressure to Indo-China. If Indo- China quiets, pressure might shift to Burma and Malaya. Peiping will settle for nothing but all Asia. THE EUROPEAN ALLIES: Despite political pronouncements to the contrary, our generals believe Britain and France will be with us in any real show-down. Surely not against us. There is not one British or French commander in Asia, who opposes "Operation Bleed" in theory. Her Majesty's garrisons are being quietly .strengthened as the British soldier comes back to where the flying fishes play. England is being conditioned to accept further Oriental responsibi- OPERATION Th« Theatre It The Forces Manpower of Free Asia m SFor Hit-and-Run Raids tempt to explain how those ] nties along the exact build . up i ines charged with our security in the used by the Eisenhower Admini- Orient see it. It reveals no secrets. In today's Asia it is said: "The chopsticks have eyes." Peiping knows how many tr. S. sailors land at Hong Kong as fast as the owner of the "Eternal Happiness" ballroom. The Chinese Communists do not poo-poo our power or the power of an organized Free Asia. And they are not positive an Airborne Ivanovitch will come H-bombing to their rescue. But being brave men of burning ambitions, they have the smug conviction that the endless politics of Free Nations—often indecently exposed on TV screens—will for- stration, Threaten to intervene... then deny it... threats...denials... the old political salesmanship. Geneva at best will be an intermission. There the swaggering Chinese Prime Minister, Chou En- lai, has an opportunity to put one foot in his grave. THE HISTORY: It deals brutally with those who go to invade China on foot. Hirohitos Army was like a man trying to cover a bull with a napkin. More recent history nods to air and seapower. Too many have forgotten that even before the A-Bomb Japan was a broken thing, though her vast legions were hardly den- ted. THE QUESTION: How to make the Chinese Communists stay home —without ramming their home with a tank? How to crush ambition without asking surrender? THE ANSWER: "Operation Bleed." Indo-China will be held despite Parisian politicians who want nothing to disturb their three-hour lunch. General Navarre is in full control and monsoon rains will give us the time to enlarge the loyal Indo-Chinese army that will be part of Free Asia's defense. Next fall when equatorial suns blot the swamplands the war will be stepped up and more of China's liimited mechanical power will be sucked into the jungles. Allied fleets could blockade the Chinese coast. Although they're receiving small naval handouts from JVIalenkov, the Red Chinese Navy today is hardly more than a collection of armed fishing Junks. When the Nationalists fled to Formosa they took their wives, their tea-sets—and their warships. Our sailors know all possible ports' 1 . of entry, including smugglers' coves, An intense recent study has given us the depth of every body of Chinese water, including Mao's bath-tub. The Nationalists are boning up on how to lay a mine. And their underwater demolition teams — frogmen in rubber suits—can stick plastic bombs on piers and port installations, even delaying the Shanghai ferry. From Admiral Radford down to Seaman Second Class Jones, the U. S, Navy is convinced it can plug Chinese sea traffic. The foe would j depend for heavy supplies entirely j on the over-burdened railroad that i brings the goods of the Soviet) Sphere across the Siberian snows. It's 19 days to Moscow via the Comrade Express. If need be, our carrier fly boys, who became expert railroad wreckers in Korea could clobber the timetable. While China is too big to conquer, it is also too big to defend. We could supply the ships and planes to land or drop commando banas on enough different places near tne coast to plant panic. The prospective raiders are to 1 be Asistics—not men from Europe! or America whose color would create • resistance on a brown and yellow continent that has seen too many j Jim Crow signs reading "WHITES ONLY." The toughest slice of the one- million-man Nationalist army has learned the deadly game of hit and run; how to strangle a sentry before he can recall his party card number. Our competent Marine General Lewis (Chesty) Puller is now in Formosa making sure these commandos know how to hit a beach without dunking their carbines. I We have no intention of allow- j ing Chiang Kai-shek at this time to chance major invasion. We want Nationalist guerrillas to peck at the giant—not wrestle with him. Recent small raids against Red China, closely watched by our troopers, convinced them General Mao is a sucker for the kind of a war that hits 'em where they ain't. The raiders will not only be Nationalist Chinese, the reservoir of dashing young men in the Orient on our side flows from Pakistan through the Philippines to Seoul. There are no 20-odd miles of rough water to cross like the English Channel. Raids will be staged Language farrier TRONA, Calif. (fl>)—Yvonne Rose, 3^, may be in demand as a language interpreter when she gets home soon from Japan. She's the daughter of Chief Warrant Officer Robert R. Rose, with the Army, and his wife, Alice. First she learned some French from her maternal grandmother, who spoke the language. Then she and her mother went to Japan, where she picked up Japanese from from Nationalist held islands close enough to the mainland to read outdoor advertising with binoculars. South Korean marines are alerted to perform the same stabs- in-the-dark against Chinese units in North Korea. Even China, where one water buffalo is worth 10 men, hasn't enough 1 warriors to patrol every mile of water's edge. Besides torturing the c^ast, it is possible to create havoc within. There are lonesome stretches of mainland mountains populated by anti-Government outlawi. Secret airfields will be scratched out and pockets of resistance air- fed. We did it'in modern France against efficient Germans, and we can do it in primitive China against half-educated Orientals. As Dien Bien Phu proved, bold 'chutists can land in a vacant lot. Occupied Tibet is another one of many soft spots to bleed Red China. The use of air-mailed commandos is ideal in the rugged mountains where the only transport is a yak- drawn wagon. Its' hardly a sport for those who worry about Sunday drivers, but millions in Free Asia would rather live under a tombstone than a Red Star. Those who know China like Tammany knows tenement voters insist that when hope is revived a fifth column will arise from the now silent people to seek revenge against the ruling dictatorship. This is "Operation Bleed." a, new kind of war against a new kind of enemy. Neglect of PILES Is RISKY Business! Let This Free Book Tell You What To Do About Them This book explains how many dangerous effects of piles, fistula, rectal and colonic disorders can often be averted or corrected—even after neglect, even after incorrect treatment. Address Thornton & Minor Hospital. Suite 572, 911 E, Linwood, Kansas City 9. Mo. The Roses wrote their stateside family that they were coming home but wouldn't stop long in Hawaii. 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