National Affairs: Jolly Roger

Deputy Defense Secretary Roger Kyes's first piece of fan mail after he took over his broad oak desk in the Pentagon last February was a postcard from a Tennessean who, after seeing Kyes's picture in the paper, wrote: "You look to me as though you could spit in the devil's eye." Big (6 ft. 4 in., 225 Ibs.), craggy Roger Kyes* makes a similar impression on people who encounter him face to face. After meeting him for the first time, a Pentagonian remarked: "He looks like the kind of guy who'd say, 'Lay off...

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