Nation: NEW MAN FOR THE SITUATION ROOM

HIS title is a jawbreaker, his functions well masked from the general public. Yet when Harvard Political Scientist Henry Alfred Kissinger assumes the role of Assistant to the Presi dent for National Security Affairs, operating out of the Situation Room in the White House basement, he will automatically become one of the most important men in the U.S.

Kissinger's appointment, the first one Nixon has made to a major policymaking position, won wide praise from academe. Harvard Law Professor Adam Yarmolinsky, who spent six years at the Pentagon under John F. Kennedy and...

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