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Richard Stone's first lesson in the delicate art of diplomacy was a rough one. In February the Administration dispatched him to persuade El Salvador's leaders to advance the date of their elections as an earnest gesture of democratic progress. It was deemed desirable that the U.S. role be secret, so that the move would seem to be a Salvadoran initiative. But on the flight back to Washington, a Tampa reporter sitting near by overheard the former Democratic Senator from Florida and his aides discussing the mission. The reporter confirmed the story with a...

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