In 1953 Eisenhower was made to see fit to appoint David Rockefeller's confidant and cold war hawk, John Foster Dulles, as Secretary of State to manage the continuing invasion of a Korea that had been criminally divided, but before the US invasion, already quickly reunified under the government established in the more industrialized North that replaced the unpopular and brutally lethal US installed dictatorial regime of Syngman Rhee in the South. [ Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Korea:(South) disclosures http://www.japanfocus.org/-Kim-Dong_choon/3313]
The Dulles brothers were guiding hands of US foreign policy long before John Foster became Sec. of State. In 1918, racist Woodrow Wilson had appointed Dulles legal counsel to the United States delegation to the Versailles Peace Conference, where pleas from representatives of the colonies for recognition to speak were disregarded and Wilson made US recognition of Korea as Japanese Imperial territory official.
In the 30s John Foster had been an attorney and partner in the firm Sullivan & Cromwell doing business with I.G. Farben (the chemical manufacturer of "Zyklon-B' poison gas used in the Nazi death camps) and its associated Nazi-era corporations. Sullivan and Cromwell thrived on its cartels and collusion with the new Nazi regime. In 1933 and 1934, when the Nazis' s barbarous course was already obvious, Dulles led off cables to his German clients with the salutation, "Heil Hitler". In 1935, he scribbled a screed for the Atlantic Monthly magazine dismissing Nazi state terrorism as "changes we recognize to be inevitable."[ The Moloch,[Karlheinz Deschner and Overthrow, Stephen Kinzer ].
In 1945, Dulles participated in the San Francisco Conference and worked as adviser to Arthur Vandenberg helping draft the preamble to the UN Charter and other arrangements that would later facilitate Security Council support for US undeclared wars, invasions, bombings and violent destabilizing covert crimes in dozens of countries since 1945.
On June 17, 1950, Dulles, as a special representative of the secretary of state, toured the 38th parallel, the US-created line between N. and S. Korea (as did other members of Congress, some calling for the invasion of the North) and addressed the South Korean National Assembly. Ten days later, on the 27th, President Truman announced to the nation and the world that America would intervene in the Korean conflict in order to prevent the conquest of an independent nation by communism.
In 1950, John Foster Dulles published War or Peace, a critical analysis of the American policy of containment, arguing that containment should be replaced by a policy of "liberation". As Secretary of State, Dulles would see to Seventh Fleet enforcement of the 'liberation' of Taiwan from China proper.
His brother Allen Dulles, also an attorney of Sullivan and Cromwell, tasked in 1946 to "draft proposals for the shape and organization of what was to become the CIA," recruited an advisory group almost exclusively of Wall Street investment bankers and lawyers. Two years later, Dulles was chairman of a committee which reviewed the young agency's performance. Over the next twenty years, all seven deputy directors of the agency were drawn from the Wall Street financial aristocracy. In 1953 he became the CIA first civilian director.[ Rise of the National Security State The CIA's links to Wall Street, Richard Helms ]
David Rockefeller also knew and associated with former CIA director Richard Helms, as well as Archibald Roosevelt, Jr., a Chase Bank employee and former CIA agent, whose cousin was the CIA agent, Kermit Roosevelt, Jr., involved in the Iran coup of 1953. Also, in 1953, he had befriended William Bundy, a pivotal CIA analyst for nine years in the 1950s, who became the Agency liaison to the National Security Council, and a subsequent lifelong friend. Moreover, David was extensively briefed on covert intelligence operations by himself and other Agency division chiefs, under the direction of David's "friend and confidant", CIA Director Allen Dulles. [ The Life of Nelson A. Rockefeller: Worlds to Conquer 1908-1958, Cary Reich ]
In the 1960s, Rockefeller and other businessmen formed the Chase International Advisory Committee, Rockefeller becoming chairman. After the Chase's merger with J. P. Morgan, this committee was renamed the International Council, and today contains prominent figures such as Henry Kissinger, Riley P. Bechtel and George Schultz, the current chairman. Under its stewardship Chase spread internationally and became a central pillar in the world's financial system; Chase has a global network of correspondent banks that has been estimated to number about 50,000, the largest of any bank in the world. (A notable achievement was the setting up of the first branch of an American bank at One Karl Marx Square, near the Kremlin, in the then Soviet Union, in 1973. That year Rockefeller also traveled to China, resulting in his bank becoming the National Bank of China's first correspondent bank in the United States.) [D avid Rockefeller, Memoirs ]
In the 1950s, the Dulles brothers had been seeing to the grisly business of protecting investments in Korea, Guatemala, Congo and Cuba, while continuing to back the colonial powers challenged by indigenous popular wars for independence, against the French in Vietnam, Laos and Algeria, Dutch in New Guinea, British in Malaysia, US in Philippines and Cuba, and US allied colonial powers throughout Africa, all supported by the Soviet Union.
Let us pause to consider how predatory investments forced upon colonized nations (that between the wars had constituted nearly the entirety of non-white Mankind) lead to a corporate governed US propensity for arranging atrocities.
The United Fruit Company had plantations in Columbia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Jamaica, Nicaragua, Panama, Dominican Republic and most infamously Guatemala. At the height of its powers The United Fruit Company owned a staggering 42% of the entire country of Guatemala and paid not one cent in tax on any of it. John Foster Dulles and the firm of Sullivan & Cromwell, had been a share holder and legal council for the UFC for decades. Dulles, became Secretary of State, and his co-share holding brother, Allen, Director of the CIA.
The Dulles brothers had Ike and the press label the popular elected government of Jacobo Arbenz, "communist". The leaders of Guatemala appealed to the UN, the Organization of American States, other countries individually, the world press, even the US. Nothing helped.
In the midst of the American preparation to overthrow the government of Guatemala, Foreign Minister, Guillermo Toriello, lamented that the US was categorizing "as 'communism' every manifestation of nationalism or economic independence, any desire for social progress, any intellectual curiosity, and any interest in progressive liberal reforms."
In Henry Kissinger, Rockefeller found a political operative with an international and domestic perspective similar to his. In 1954, Kissinger became director of a Council on Foreign Relations study group on nuclear weapons, of which David was a member. A relationship developed. Kissinger was invited to sit on the board of trustees of the Rockefeller Brothers Fund. (Wonder how many others are struck by the (weird guilty looking?) smiles of the current board members on the fund's web site?)