SCANDALS: Crossing the Line?

Wavering public trust in Government was jolted again last week by a pair of scandals, one involving top Pentagon brass, the other Henry Kearns, former (1969-73) chairman of the Export-Import Bank. The common element was the charge of crossing the fine line that is supposed to separate business dealings from Government deliberations.

In the Pentagon flap, Jerome Levinson, chief counsel of the Senate Subcommittee on Multinational Corporations, accused the Defense Department and Northrop Corp. of teaming up to shield the names of high officers who accepted company favors in violation of Defense...

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