Nation: Kissinger: What Next for the U.S.?

The urgent need, he says, is to restore credibility

Henry A. Kissinger is the only person ever to have served as both National Security Adviser and Secretary of State. For a 26-month period, in fact, he held both jobs simultaneously. Thus he is in a unique position to comment on Cyrus Vance's resignation as Secretary of State and on the part played by National Security Adviser Zbigniew Brzezinski in that stunningly timed departure. In the following exclusive interview with TIME Washington Correspondent Gregory Wierzynski, Kissinger talks of the tensions that arise between the two powerful jobs, suggests some rules that should govern...

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