DIPLOMACY: Henry's Last Hurrah?

Henry Kissinger planned his latest global foray with the care of a man who might not soon be making another. He had already decided that unless a crisis should intervene (over SALT or southern Africa, for instance), he would not be traveling outside the U.S. again until after the November elections. Thus for the eight-day trip he began last week, the Secretary was obliged to pick places to which he could safely go—not for reasons of security but of domestic politics. That ruled out China, the Soviet Union or the Middle East, where Kissinger's presence might inadvertently have an...

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