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Former Gen. Edwin A. Walker Challenges Secretary Rusk's Loyalty

Apr. 5, 1962 - Edwin A. Walker, who resigned from the Army to take up the cause of “Constitutional” conservatism, challenged today the loyalty of Secretary of State Dean Rusk. The former major general said he questioned Mr. Rusk’s dedication to the security, sovereignty, and constitutional system of the United States. He linked the Secretary to a “hidden control apparatus” that he contended was dictating a “no-win” policy toward the world Communist conspiracy. Testifying for a second and final day before the Special Senate Preparedness Subcommittee, Mr. Walker also said that Walt W. Rostow, head of the State Department’s Policy Planning Council, was “very influential” in the “apparatus.”


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