In This Review

The Road to Confrontation: American Policy Toward China and Korea, 1947-1950
The Road to Confrontation: American Policy Toward China and Korea, 1947-1950
By William Whitney Stueck, Jr.
University of North Carolina Press, 1981, 326 pp.

An important contribution, based on deep and meticulous research, to our understanding of the background of the Korean War and the Chinese intervention. The author points out the contradictions in American policy and believes that the confrontation with China could have been avoided.