FOREIGN RELATIONS: Leaders' Responsibility

In the Saturday morning papers, Vice President Nixon read with anger wire-service and New York Times reports that the State Department's mail was running 80% against the Administration's stand on Quemoy and Matsu. Checking with top officers at State, Nixon became convinced that the stories were based on a calculated leak. Nixon quickly spoke out:

"What concerns me primarily is not the patent and deliberate effort of a State Department subordinate to undercut the Secretary of State and sabotage his policy. What is of far greater concern is the apparent assumption on the part of those who put out the...

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