December 12, 2009

Chapter 34: Government Targets

Pawley criticizes the fact that Kennedy has retained many people whom Pawley considers enemies of the nation. Among them are William Wieland in the State Department and James E. Webb, the new civilian space administrator who frustrated Pawley’s attempts to help Chinese Nationalists in 1949 and 1951. Another Pawley target, Roy Rubottom, is not stripped of his job; instead Kennedy keeps him on as an Ambassador to Argentina. The FBI again reviews Pawley’s executive session testimony before the Senate Internal Security Subcommittee regarding the “Communist Threat to the United States Through the Caribbean.”