A Hawk's Hawk, a Liberal's Liberal

Senator Henry Jackson: 1912-1983

Most of Congress had something to say about the downing of Korean Air Lines Flight 007, but in the state of Washington, Senator Henry ("Scoop") Jackson's reactions had a double resonance: his constituents at the Boeing Co. built the 747 airliner, and during his 42 years on Capitol Hill, he had been more profoundly and articulately wary of the Soviet Union than any other national Democrat. Last week Jackson was recovering at home from a chest cold picked up during a trip to China, but on Thursday morning, he...

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