Nation: And Now, a Few Words from The Secretary of State . . .

IN the execution of U.S. foreign policy, the distance between William Rogers' State Department suite and Henry Kissinger's White House corner sometimes seems great enough to require its own hot line. One recent example of their divergent tactics, in fact, ended in a cable the Secretary of State received while he was still on a Far Eastern tour. Uncharacteristically apologetic, the President's National Security Affairs Adviser recalled his remark to the effect that the U.S. ought to "expel" Russian troops from the Middle East. That remark, cabled Kissinger, had been unfortunate.

Last week it was Rogers who had to take a step...

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