Divisions in Diplomacy

The Haig-Weinberger disputes overshadow their views in common

Once again President Ronald Reagan was under pressure to convince skeptics that his Administration has only one, consistent foreign policy. And the reason he needed to dispel doubts was a disturbingly familiar one: seemingly contradictory statements put forward by Secretary of State Alexander Haig, Defense Secretary Caspar Weinberger and their spokesmen. First, the President last week dashed off a "Dear Menachem" letter to Prime Minister Begin, reassuring Israel's leader that there had been no cooling of U.S. friendship toward his country, no matter what impression...

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