THE ADMINISTRATION: Through the Turnstile

¶ "Reluctantly and with genuine regret," Harry Truman last week announced the resignation of Dean Rusk, 42, Assistant Secretary of State for Far Eastern Affairs. In four years, Rusk jumped up the State Department ladder from an assistant division chief to a spot as a top policymaker. Rusk and Secretary of the Army Frank Pace alerted Truman in the critical hours of June 26, 1950, before the President decided to order MacArthur to meet Communist aggression in Korea. Rusk's new job: president of the Rockefeller Foundation.

¶ Two days after Rusk's resignation,...

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