Mixed Signals from America's Team

Behind a unified facade, there are deep divisions among the President's men

When Ronald Reagan goes to Geneva next week, he will not sally forth alone to meet his Kremlin rival like some ancient warrior king seeking to settle the disputes of nation states in single combat. By his side as he spars and reasons with Mikhail Gorbachev will be three top aides: Secretary of State George Shultz, National Security Adviser Robert ("Bud") McFarlane and White House Chief of Staff Donald Regan. The President will depend heavily on the wisdom and counsel of this small coterie of advisers and a larger supporting cast both in Geneva and in Washington. Any deal the U.S....

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