Nation: Kicked Out

AID Chief Gilligan goes

"Maybe he talked too loud." That was one explanation in Washington for the sudden resignation last week of John Gilligan as the administrator of the Agency for International Development. A former Congressman and Governor of Ohio from 1970 to 1974, Gilligan clashed with top Administration officials over the policies of the bureaucracy that in fiscal 1978 dispensed $1.7 billion in foreign aid. In fact, the resignation may have been forced by his boss, Secretary of State Cyrus Vance.

Gilligan became controversial almost from the day he arrived at AID two years ago. After surveying his staff, he bluntly...

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