Waiting for the New Man

As Shultz crams to take over Haig's job, foreign policy problems pile up

The man of the hour made about the quietest entrance imaginable. Secretary of State-designate George Shultz last Monday slipped into temporary quarters at the State Department, down a seventh-floor corridor from the palatial office still occupied by the recently resigned Alexander Haig. Shultz was barely seen or heard from the rest of the week. At briefings on the crisis in Lebanon and other pressing troubles by his subordinates-to-be, Shultz confined himself to asking questions and ventured no opinions. His only words to reporters were: "These will be my days...

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