THE PRESIDENCY by HUGH SIDEY: Chart & Pointer Time Again at BAWS

We have now in the Federal Government something we might call the "Bureau of Asian War, Southeast"—or BAWS. It goes on now like HUD or the FPC resisting, right down to the desperate end, efforts to change it or end it. The Ford Administration seems overpowered by the momentum of the thing, a familiar condition of institutional Washington. It is a rule of thumb that any program that survives ten years is permanent. Our longest war has taken on this characteristic.

BAWS does not have a legal charter or a shiny new headquarters...

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