Defense: New No. 2

Beneath the snowy thatch and the cool, professorial mien, Paul Henry Nitze glowed as warmly as the bowl of his ever-present pipe. "I shall be getting back into what I used to deal with," he said last week. "Back to the policy issues of the day." Back, but with a difference. Nitze, 60, who was nominated by the President to the post of Deputy Defense Secretary, the Pentagon's No. 2 job, will have one of the top policymaking roles in the Administration.

Nitze has had a long wait. Since 1940, he has held several...

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