Secretary of State William Rogers and the man often mentioned as his possible successor were both on the road. Rogers visited Australia and moved on to South Korea and Indonesia, the Middle East, then wound up his tour in Eastern Europe. His aims were varied. In Yemen, he reopened diplomatic relations for the first time since the Six-Day War; in Greece he acted moderately chummy with the colonels and reaffirmed U.S.-Greek ties under NATO (the political opposition boycotted Rogers during the visit). In the case of John Connally, the Texas Democrat who...

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