National Affairs: Good Morning, Bill

The Princess and the Duke made their rounds of Washington without a serious breakdown in schedule, a mob scene, a sullen threat, or even a burst of Irish heckling. Partly this was due to the good manners of the capital's experienced parade watchers, and partly to the good management of a 175-lb. ex-cop, Bill Huskey, who carries the title of "special assistant to the chief, division of security, Department of State."

With a skill that comes from nine years of practice, Huskey began grappling with the schedule and security arrangements for the royal...

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