National Affairs: Fighter's Retirement

Dedicated to the single principle of "resisting the power and influence of Communist China because I believe to do otherwise is to build up the enemy," Walter Spencer Robertson, Virginia investment banker and China economic expert, built up unusual influence in six years (1953-59) as Assistant Secretary of State for Far Eastern Affairs. He advocated strong U.S. support for Nationalist China's Chiang Kai-shek and South Korea's Syngman Rhee while restraining them (in personal missions) from impulsive counterattacks, helped build the Southeast Asia Treaty Organization, recommended U.S. support for Nationalist China's defense...

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