The Nation: Vance Views His Priorities

Flying back to New York from Plains, Ga., last week, Cyrus Vance talked with TIME Diplomatic Editor Jerrold Schecter about his upcoming job as Jimmy Carter's Secretary of State and about the state of the world. Schecter's report:

Cy Vance does not intend to travel widely during his first six months in office. Instead, he will concentrate on organizing his staff and working with Jimmy Carter to develop the new Administration's foreign policy. Even after this initial period is over, Vance said, he does not envision a major personal role for himself as an...

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