Nation: CYRUS VANCE: Frank & Unflappable

HALF a dozen times in the past four years, President Johnson has called upon Cyrus Roberts Vance to exercise his unique talent for peacemaking in crisis. When the Dominican Republic exploded in 1965, Vance supervised the U.S. military effort to prevent a Communist takeover. He directed the force of federal troops that restored quiet to Detroit after last summer's riots, and last month advised the capital's Mayor Walter Washington in the violence following Martin Luther King's assassination. In November, Vance negotiated a peaceful settlement of the Cyprus crisis; in February he soothed irate South Koreans who wished to retaliate when a...

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