Casey's Shadow

Senators urge CIA chief to quit

It is one of the most delicate appointments a President makes: whom to trust with the sensitive task of directing the Central Intelligence Agency. Last week President Reagan's selection of William J. Casey, his former campaign manager, to head the CIA came under increasingly serious assault from Republicans on Capitol Hill. After sounding out the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, which oversees the agency, Assistant Majority Leader Ted Stevens of Alaska said that a bipartisan committee majority wants Casey to quit.

At issue is Casey's poor judgment in...