Nation: The Refrocked Diplomat

John Paton Davies Jr. was born in China, the son of U.S. missionary parents. He joined the Foreign Service in 1931, served largely in the Orient and advised General Joseph ("Vinegar Joe") Stilwell in Chungking during World War II. There, he criticized Chiang Kai-shek for battling Mao Tse-tung's Communists more ardently than their common enemy, the invading Japanese armies. That stand cost Davies his job. In 1953, Senator Joseph McCarthy named him as part of a group that "did so much toward delivering our Chinese friends into Communist hands."

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