THE ADMINISTRATION: A Question of Security

With an embarrassed air, the State Department admitted last week that it had suspended two of its topflight officers. Reason: they are under investigation as security risks. The men are Oliver Edmund Clubb, the department's director of the Office of Chinese Affairs, and John Paton Davies Jr., a longtime China hand who has been serving on State's Policy Planning staff.

Caustic John Davies was one of State's bright young men who, back in 1944, urged that the U.S. make friends with China's Communists as a matter of self-interest. Born and educated in China,...

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