SECRETARY OF STATE: Under Fire and on the Attack

When Ronald Reagan promises that if elected, he would fire Henry Kissinger, he draws cheers from many audiences. (Shades of Richard Nixon in 1968 promising to fire Attorney General Ramsey Clark.) The attacks on Kissinger are not doing much good for Reagan, or Scoop Jackson either. Still, after suffering through one of his rougher weeks, the Secretary of State took the offensive against those presidential candidates who condemn U.S. foreign policy. Speaking to the Boston World Affairs Council,* he accused them of being vague and inconsistent.

Kissinger posed a series of pointed...

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