PERSONALITY: Surviving in the Bull's-Eye

In ordinary times, Alexander Haig might have become Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff or a top Cabinet officer or perhaps a corporation president. He has in abundance the qualities that are needed: intelligence, limitless energy, patience, tact and unswerving devotion to duty and country. Yet in the year of Watergate, these very attributes have landed him in one of the world's toughest and least rewarding jobs: chief of staff of an embattled, imperiled White House, where almost every day brings another revelation, another shift in a defensive strategy that seems only to lose. For a 49-year-old former...

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