The Nation: Scowcroft: Able General

Brent Scowcroft, 50, used to snatch a few hours' sleep in Henry Kissinger's White House office during his frequent dusk-to-dawn stints keeping watch over international crises. Having been named to replace Kissinger as head of the National Security Council, Scowcroft will now be able to work there in the daytime too. A slightly built, balding scholar, Scowcroft may well be the ablest member of Ford's White House staff. Now an Air Force lieutenant general, he will resign his commission when he takes over his new job. He became Kissinger's NSC deputy in 1973...

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