Pt. 1. Destroying the balance of power in the Pacific. War in the Pacific : a major Soviet objective Charming the Reds : Roosevelt woos Stalin Personal diplomacy at Cairo and Teheran Yalta : prologue to tragedy That unneeded ally Potsdam, the Bomb, and Japanese surrender Yalta plagues American diplomacy Pt. 2. Undermining an ally. The treasury takes a hand Stilwell's personal vendetta Some foreign service officers look to Yenan Negotiating with the communists About face in the state department Congress looks the other way Pt. 3. Coup de grace. Marshall makes matters worse The IPR : transmission belt for Soviet propaganda Subversion along the linotype front : reviewers at work Too little, too late : aid to Nationalist China Fall of the mainland Pt. 4. Post mortem. Retrospect and prospect.