Central America: Making Peace at Home

Shultz forestalls a diplomatic flap by picking his own man for El Salvador

Secretary of State George Shultz was plunged into another delicate and important peace-keeping mission last week. This time, he was not involved in untangling the problems of the Atlantic Alliance or the Middle East. Instead, he was faced with an ill-defined upheaval in his own pinstriped bailiwick at Foggy Bottom. Washington's professional diplomats were up in arms over the Reagan Administration's surprise decision two weeks ago to replace Assistant Secretary of State for Inter-American Affairs Thomas O. Enders, 51, and...

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