The Vice Presidency: At Home and Abroad

Spiro Agnew, one of Richard Nixon's most salable commodities, is temporarily being exported to Asia this week in a model rarely seen domestically. It will be a diplomatic Agnew, entrusted with the task of soothing four allies that are apprehensive about the slow but continuing withdrawal of U.S. troops from the Far East. The message is that U.S. interest will not diminish with its force level.

After a conference with the President and Secretary of State William Rogers, Agnew got a San Clemente send-off Saturday for his eight-day hand-holding trip. His itinerary:...

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