The State Department: New U in the Fudge Factory


The U.S. ambassador to Guinea was under house arrest, and hostile mobs screamed the standard litany of anti-American slogans outside the embassy.

Last week's outburst in Conakry (see THE WORLD) was admittedly only a mini-crisis by postwar standards. Nonetheless, it provided a lively climax to Under Secretary of State Nicholas deB.

Katzenbach's first month in the State Department — which included four days in Viet Nam and two weeks as Acting Secretary of State while Dean Rusk was attending the Manila Conference.

Though hardly a stranger to domestic crisis, Katzenbach, 44, had had no direct experience with foreign policy be fore...

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