THE ADMINISTRATION: Of Memory and National Security

Ever since the Watergate scandal broke wide open, it had seemed probable that Nixon's former closest aides, John D.

Ehrlichman and H.R. Haldeman, knew as many of the secrets of the sordid affair as anyone else. Last week both men stepped forward for the first time to define their own roles in a small but crucial aspect of the case. Testifying before a Senate appropriations subcommittee on their dealings with the CIA, Haldeman and Ehrlichman proved short on memory but very long on devotion to national security as a justification for their...

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