The Nation: Haig: 'The Most Crucial Time'

A professional soldier who served as a foreign policy aide to Henry Kissinger, General Alexander Haig reluctantly gave up his job as Army Vice Chief of Staff to become chief of staff of Richard Nixon's White House after H.R. Haldeman was forced to quit. In that thankless assignment, Haig played a pivotal role as Nixon left office and, for all practical purposes, was the acting President in Nixon's last anguished days. After helping Gerald Ford settle into office, last October Haig was picked by the new President to be Supreme Allied Commander Europe,...

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