The Administration: Switching Squads

"In Washington," mused an Administration aide last week, "there are very few half times and no fourth quarter. Every once in a while we need a new platoon." As if on signal, the changeover is now taking place in the U.S. foreign-policy establishment.

One by one, most of the top men who have worked in and around the State Department since 1961 are abandoning their posts. McGeorge Bundy, foreign-policy coordinator for both John Kennedy and Lyndon Johnson, left in February. Thomas Mann, Under Secretary of State for Economic Affairs and third man...

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