Defense Secretary Charlie Wilson, is ready and all but packed to leave Washington, but Dwight Eisenhower won't let him go. Reason: the White House is having an unbelievably hard time finding a replacement for "Engine Charlie."

The hunt'began as long ago as last fall, and the big possibility was General Alfred Maximilian Gruenther, the President's old Chief of Staff and president of the Red Cross. But feelers put out by the White House indicated that Congress was not too happy about having a retired general as Defense Secretary, and. anyway, Al Gruenther was not too anxious to get back into...

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