Nation: An Engineer for Energy

On the day last winter when the U.S. embassy in Tehran was seized by anti-Shah Iranians and the American Ambassador in Afghanistan was killed by terrorists, Defense Secretary Harold Brown was touring the West Bank of the Jordan River. His helicopter landed at an Israeli army post, and Brown went to a phone to talk with his deputy secretary in Washington. As soon as Brown finished his conversation, someone asked him if he intended to cut his trip short and return immediately to the Pentagon. "No," he said flatly. "Charles Duncan is there." Last week that trusted deputy was named to...

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