Scurrying jerkily from one White House office to another with a sheaf-of papers clutched against his chest and clear-rimmed glasses perched far down his nose, Presidential Assistant Robert Cutler suggests a silent-movie comic about to get trapped in a revolving door. But this harried, hapless appearance is deceptive: in two months on the job as Dwight Eisenhower's administrative assistant for national security affairs, intense, energetic Bobby Cutler, 57, has earned a reputation as one of the Administration's sharpest and toughest minds. Also deceptive is Cutler's proper-Bostonian look. He is indeed a...

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