Read the passage and answer this question based on what is stated or implied in the passage.
According to this passage, the author believes that:
(1) … I am contending that the American diplomatic effort should be concentrated on the problem created by the armistice—which is on how the continent of Europe can be evacuated by the three non-European armies which are now inside Europe. (2) This is the problem which will have to be solved if the independence of the European nations is to be restored. (3) Without that there is no possibility of a tolerable peace. (4) But if these armies withdraw, there will be a very different balance of power in the world than there is today, and one which cannot easily be upset. (5) For the nations of Europe, separately and in groups, perhaps even in unity, will then, and then only, cease to be the stakes and the pawns of the Russian-American conflict.…
Quoted, in part, from: http://teachingamericanhistory.org/library/document/excerpts-from-the-cold-war/
Peace will not last in Europe for long because there are too many different countries with different ideas and agendas, so non-European armies should remain in Europe to try to keep the peace.
American statesmanship to Europe should focus on the power shift in the European countries currently at the mercy of outside forces, namely the Americans and Russians, and how to help these countries be truly independent.
It is a good idea to keep American and Russian troops in European countries in order to have a presence and keep the peace.
European countries cannot handle complete independence and need American support and involvement to protect them from outside forces.
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