Title: James Alward Van Fleet collection
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Title: James Alward Van Fleet collection
Physical Description: Archival
Language: English
Copyright Date: 1950
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Bibliographic ID: UF00096226
Volume ID: VID00006
Source Institution: University of Florida
Holding Location: Special and Area Studies Collections
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Allen Skaggo, Jr., ditour Dec. 1, 1953

OAINiL.VIL., Dec. 1 --General Javies A. Van :1 oet said here tonight that

foreign student exchange scholarships offer tne finest kind of Democracy

tha the i'nited States can practice.

Van Fleet, speaking at a banquet mrenting of the Association of Uoverning

hoards of State Universities and Allted Institutions at the University of

Florida, urged an increase in foreign student scholarship programs "so that

we citnl develop foreign leaderdh!; to avert feature war."

rhe retired General and coriander of the -ghth Army in !'orea ,poke with

special emphasis on inrea, saying that, gIven the chance to study in A-.erica

anc learn American methods, the i.oreans can rebuild t .eir country for peace.

ie said there is a lack of l-.aderaslip in :orea today and that the teed

for education is great. He pointed to tae aSl-:sut total destruction of South

Korea and said that only through educated leadership can the country hope to


He praised the work of the American 'orean foundation which he heads as

a "labor of Love" for the work it is doing to rebuild the nation.

In a note of reminiscence Van .'leet turned to his old argument concerning

the United National authority in !nrea, saying that, given the equipment and

material, the armies of South : orea could have carried the war without the

loss of so many American boys.

He added that never has :o much authority been bought ( through the

United Nations) with so small a contribution.

He reemphasized that the ,a-.,t positive approach to the cold war Is the

arming of loyal peoples thr u;hout the world so that they may carry tne fight

on hneir own ground nnd urged the imaedclate disengage ent of ground forces on


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European soil and the maintenance of a strong air force ant navy.
He said that while the United States is preparing for the bigger atomic
war which perhaps wi 1 never come, we are losing the cold wars and the
tepid wars in other fronts because we are not allowing the loyal peoples
there to fight for themselves.
He reviewed his recent trip to Korea and return through Europe, saying
the "Tntted States has loyal allies everywhere with the possible excerition
of India, who are ready to fight tyranny and aggression if given the orportun-
ity and support of material".
(pick up perivous on Holland speech)

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