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:
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.
The armistice brought an end to the war, but non-European armies (most notably the Americans and the Russians) remained in European countries. This passage suggests that the best diplomacy will be that which will help the European countries be independent from outside forces and powers and know that America will support them, but not rule them.