Letters, Jun. 2, 1980

Reshuffle at State

To the Editors:

President Carter made a striking decision, picking Senator Edmund Muskie as Secretary of State [May 12]. We need big men in these positions, and Muskie is a giant in every respect.

Edward Alderfer Hamilton, Ohio

In accepting Cyrus Vance's resignation, President Carter continues to confuse such qualities as integrity and sincerity with competence. That this naiveté about personnel matters should persist so long gives rise to doubts about the man's ability to learn from experience.

Maurice E. Friot, M.D. Marco Island, Fla.

If the jobs of Secretary of State and National Security Adviser are so closely entwined and can be so...

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