New Man in the Basement

William Clark wants the presidential seal on foreign policy

As Defense Secretary Caspar Weinber left Washington for a trip to the Middle East last week, Secretary of State Alexander Haig asked him to perform some diplomatic chores in Saudi Arabia Weinberger readily agreed. It was a small gesture, but a meaningful first. Far too often in the past, the two most powerful figures in the Reagan Cabinet had acted more as disputatious rivals on foreign policy issues than as key members of the same Administration.

Presidential advisers give credit for this exercise in internal détente...

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